Friday
December 1
2017

In Hyderabad, Indian Entrepreneurs Size Up Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump was welcomed as American royalty in India this week at a global mashup of innovators and entrepreneurs.

She led the U.S. delegation to the 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which wrapped up Thursday in the city of Hyderabad, a vibrant IT hub.

Polished and splendidly attired, Trump packed a cavernous auditorium in the city that’s emerging as a center of innovation.

“The greatest treasure is you,” Trump declared in her keynote address, “the dreamers, innovators, entrepreneurs who never give up.”

Trump noted that for the first time, women made up “the majority of the 1,500 entrepreneurs selected to attend this summit.”

Nearly every statistic she rattled off about the economic benefits of women entrepreneurs was met with applause. There was genuine excitement about her visit, even if Indian summit-goers gave her mixed reviews.

Photo courtesy of JanetandPhil.

Source: NPR (link opens in a new window)

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conferences, entrepreneurship, gender equality, India, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Women