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GES 2017 live: Ivanka Trump says tech helping women entrepreneurs tremendously

Ivanka Trump is proposed to visit the historic Golkonda Fort on Wednesday afternoon along with a delegation of senior officials. Here are the live updates.

india Updated: Nov 29, 2017 13:11 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad/ New Delhi
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Ivanka Trump attends a discussion at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump and his advisor, attends a discussion on ‘We Can Do It!’ at Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Ivanka is proposed to visit the historic Golkonda Fort on Wednesday afternoon along with a delegation of senior officials, before returning to the USA later in the evening.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a dinner in honour of Ivanka. The dinner was attended by more than 1,200 delegates from 150 countries.

Here are the live updates:

12.30pm: US President Donald Trump applauds his daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump’s “great work” in promoting women entrepreneurs during her visit to India.

10.55am: “(The) Prime Minister has belittled the position of PM by attending an event of IvankaTrump, Telangana CM was already there. Why does PM need a certificate from outsiders and dubious foreign rating agencies? He should ask people of Gujarat for the certificate,” says Congress leader Anand Sharma.

10.38am: ICICI Bank managing director and CEO Chanda Kochhar offers advice on what it takes for women to make it to the top in the corporate world during Global Entrepreneurship Summit plenary discussion.

10.28am: Biases that exist in society have to be addressed, and men need to be a part of that conversation. Business outcomes are great when you have diverse thinking, says Quintos.

10.22am: “We need to get more men in women-related work fields and more women in work fields such as STEM,” says Trump.

10.19am: There is no other country in the world other than India where 40% of the banking sector is headed by women, says Kochhar.

10.18am: Chanda Kochhar of ICICI Bank says not even 25% of graduate women (in India) participate in the workforce.

10.17am: We need to see more women in STEM related jobs, Quintos says.

10.16am: Business outcomes are great when you have diverse thinking, Karen H Quintos of Dell.

10.14am: Ivanka Trump says 90 cents earned by a woman out of a dollar goes back into their family income.

10.08am: Having equal gender representation is a financial positive to businesses today besides being a social responsibility, says Trump.

9.50am: One thing I’d like to throw out there is that these aren’t women’s issues, we are half the population so we need to start thinking about them as critical issues: Ivanka Trump.

9.45am: Technology offers tremendous opportunity to women and women entrepreneurs, says Trump.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: Nov 29, 2017 09:48 IST