Ivanka Trump’s new book seeks to bust the superwoman myth
Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump, will release her second book on May 2. The book, titled Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success, is a conversational self-help guide for women on how to get the most out of their life and careers.
Ivanka, is the second child of Donald Trump and his first wife, former model Ivana Trump. A businesswoman, Ivanka is currently a senior adviser in her father’s administration. In Women Who Work, Trump, 35, seeks to explore the hardships faced by working mothers and “debunk the superwoman myth”. The former fashion model is married to real estate investor and billionaire Jared Kushner, 36, who is also a senior advisor in the White House. The couple has three kids.
In the book, Ivanka shares anecdotes about her experiences and challenges as an entrepreneur and a mother. Admitting that work-life balance does not exist, Trump says while helping out her father during the presidential election campaign, she found “little time to meditate or treat herself to a massage”.
“Women who work are real,” she writes.
In an exclusive extract published by Fortune, Trump writes, “I began to wonder whether I had been doing women who work a disservice by not owning the reality that, because I’ve got an infant, I’m in my bathrobe at 7 a.m. and there’s pureed avocado all over me. I realized 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.”
Trump’s first book, The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life (2010) was a business book for women, with tips on how to excel in any profession.
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