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Ivanka Trump: The Challenges Of A Working Mother


Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s daughter, reveals how it is to be working and to be a mother.

As a way of expressing how busy she was during the presidential elections, Ms Trump said she went into “survival mood” where she didn’t even have time for a massage or mediation.


“Honestly, I wasn’t treating myself to a massage or making much time for self-care. I wish I could have awoken early to meditate for twenty minutes and I would have loved to catch up with the friends I hadn’t seen in three months, but there just wasn’t enough time in the day.”

As well as an assistant to the President, Ms Trump also has her own fashion business. She is a mother to two children. During the elections, she played a big part into helping her father to win.

“During extremely high-capacity times, like during the campaign, I went into survival mode: I worked and I was with my family; I didn’t do much else,” Ms Trump told Fortune.

Released on Tuesday, Trump’s new book, titled “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success,” attempts to “debunk the superwomen myth.” She also discusses how life is as a working mother.

Fears Of The Business World

Posting many photos of her and two children online and since she started working at the White House, Ms Trump was afraid that people in the business world will not take her seriously.

“I realised that it might be helpful in changing the narrative – even in a small way -to, for example, debunk the superwoman myth by posting a photo that my husband candidly snapped of me digging in the garden with the kids in our backyard, my hair in a messy ponytail, dirt on my cheek. I’ve been careful not to pretend it’s easy because it is not,” Ms Trump said.

“Together we will debunk the caricature of what it looks like to be a ‘working woman’,” she added.