GES 2017: In Speech, Ivanka Trump Says PM Modi's Rise From Tea-Seller Is Exemplary: Highlights

Ivanka Trump said India was a true friend to the US and talked about the strength of women entrepreneurs and the obstacles they face today.

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GES 2017: In Speech, Ivanka Trump Says PM Modi's Rise From Tea-Seller Is Exemplary: Highlights

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PM Modi and Ivanka Trump inaugurated the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad

Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser to US President Donald Trump, in her address at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017, said India has a true friend in the White House, as President Trump had said earlier this year.
 

Here are the highlights from Ivanka Trump's speech:

 
  • Thank You PM Modi for joining us today, for making India a symbol of democracy and beacon of hope for the world
  • Transformational change has been proved by you (PM Modi), from selling tea in your childhood to becoming Prime Minister of India
  • After my father's election, I saw the opportunity to leave my businesses to serve my country
  • India has a true friend in the White House, as President Trump had said earlier this year
  • Hyderabad is quickly emerging as the innovation hub of India
  • This summit is a symbol of growing economic and security cooperation between India and US
  • For the first time ever, women make up 50 per cent of the people selected for this summit
  • Women entrepreneurs got less than 3 percent funding to establish businesses in 2016
  • Today, more than 11 million women in the US own businesses
  • In many countries women cannot even walk the streets without men. The women entrepreneurs finance initiative will provide access to capital, network to women in developing countries. It also seeks to address the legal barriers that limit opportunity for women entrepreneurs
  • Women still face steep obstacles in starting, growing and establishing their businesses
  • We are committed to supporting women and men both inside and outside of their homes. Women are more likely than men to hire other women
  • Here with us today is Reyan. Reyan is just 15 years old but that has not stopped her from founding a company to crate energy by rainwater harvest
  • The women here today represent the grit, determination of every woman. You prove to the world that we have the power to rise above the challenges we face
  • Imagine a future where people of all nations can live and work together in peace. This is the world we want and a promise to you from the visionaries gathered here today


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