"She's awesome. Ivanka's really done a wonderful job in leading this initiative, and being able to have the first ever whole-of-government approach in making sure that we can advance women's rights and women's full participation in the global economy", White House director of strategic communications Mercedes Schlapp said Thursday in an interview with Breitbart News Daily host Alex Marlow on Sirius XM Patriot Channel 125. "And also in the United States, very importantly", he said.
The 36-year old, who acts as an advisor to the Donald Trump, has kept quiet regarding women's rights, particularly evident with her taking a back seat with the Christine Blasey Ford hearing and allegations of her father's sexual misconduct.
Trump said the initiative will aim to make resources available to women through education and vocational training, help women gain access to capital to execute on entrepreneurial ideas and aim to promote women's interests in countries where there are legal and cultural barriers hampering women's engagement.
"We are proud to be the most generous nation in the world".
The force behind the initiative: the president's daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump. The Obama administration established an Office of Global Women's Issues at the State Department and established an ambassador-at-large for global women's Issues.
A new White House effort aims at helping 50 million women in developing countries to get ahead economically. She previously led an effort to launch a World Bank fund to help drive women's entrepreneurship.
"My job as a member of this administration is not to share my viewpoint when they diverge", she said. Past global initiatives she has studied include the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, started under President George W. Bush in 2003. "We can not tolerate a leaky valve or a back-door into these networks", Senator Maria Cantwell, a member of the committee, said during her opening remarks, calling on Trump to provide Congress with "a real, quantifiable 5G threat assessment".