Ivanka Trump has a meeting on women in business — surrounded by men

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Ivanka Trump attempts to represent women’s economic empowerment, while sitting in between men. (Photo: Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump attempts to represent women’s economic empowerment, while sitting in between men. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ivanka Trump arrived in Lima, Peru, on Thursday to represent the United States in the Summit of the Americas conference. The first daughter has quite a lot on her plate: She plans to speak on women‘s economic empowerment, introduce an initiative to aid that goal, and meet with Latin leaders and officials. However, some people have quickly pointed out a few issues with what we’ve seen from the trip thus far — including the notable presence of men.

Taking to her Instagram account to document the official trip, Trump has excitedly posted about the people and places that she’s visited. “Buenos días!” she exclaimed when she first touched down in the capital city, before explaining that she was on her way to the Lima Stock Exchange.

On the first leg of her visit, she engaged in a round-table discussion with women leaders and entrepreneurs of Peru. In the photos Ivanka posted, though, she was in the middle of men.


“To her left, a man, to her right, a man,” one person commented on that photo. “Great job sending that message.” And the same demographic was seen in a later post, where she headed for dinner with a number of male politicians and CEOs.


The photos illustrate that there’s a lot of work to be done when it comes to getting more women into these executive positions. Others are pointing out Ivanka’s unrealistic path to success — her own father, Donald Trump, put her in the position of representing the U.S. for the summit.


That said, some are giving Ivanka props for empowering women throughout the world, regardless of their personal politics.

“Not a fan of your father but, if you are trying to help and empower Latin American women, heck yes!!” someone wrote. Another simply stated, “The great role of women in every field is important.”

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