Ivanka Trump glows in all white and a freshly cut bob as she arrived in Bogota, Colombia, where she will be encouraging the economic empowerment of women in developing countries.
The 37-year-old first daughter is scheduled to visit Colombia, Argentina, and Paraguay to promote the Trump administration’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP) that she helped her father launch in February.
Ivanka stepped off the plane on Monday night and was greeted by Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez.
Ivanka Trump (pictured) arrived in Bogota, Colombia, on her first stop of her Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative
Ivanka (right) wore a double breasted suit dress cinched around the waist and cut just above the knee in large pleats
Her double breasted, suit dress gracefully falls above the knees in large pleats and naturally cinches around the waist.
Similar to blazers worn by her presidential father, the v-neck dress is the perfect mixture youthfulness and power.
Even the pearl pendant attached to her left lapel is reminiscent of her father, who often wears small American flag pins on his suit.
She wore pointed white heels to match along with silver earrings.
Dressed in an all white ensemble, Ivanka (right) glowed as she met with vice president of Colombia, Marta Lucía Ramírez
She paired the conservative dress with pointed white heels, silver earrings and a matching pendant adorned to her lapel
Ivanka (right) is in Colombia to promote the Trump administration’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP) that she helped her father launch in February
Earlier Monday, Ivanka was seen boarding her plane at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland wearing a $170 navy blue midi dress with a bright red belt from J.Crew for a patriotic Labor Day look.
The frock featured a halter neckline that showed off her shoulders and came with a thick belt that cinched her waist. She topped off her look with matching red heels and hoop earrings that peeked out from underneath her new collar-length bob.
For the first few years of her father’s presidency, Ivanka kept her hair long and wore it either straight or in loose waves.
Off she goes: Ivanka Trump, 37, was seen boarding her flight to South America at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Monday
New look: The first daughter debuted her sleek collar-length bob, which she wore parted to the side and poker straight
She first cut her hair into a shoulder-length bob in late July, but it seems she likes the look so much that she chopped it a second time.
Ivanka’s blonde locks haven’t been this short since she grew out the chin-length bob she debuted nearly 15 years ago in 2005.
Her hair was a bit longer on Thursday, meaning she had it chopped at some point over the holiday weekend.
The White House senior adviser wore her new ‘do side-parted and poker straight for her trip to South America on Monday.
She completed her look with smokey eye makeup, accentuated lashes, and a dusty rose lipstick that complimented her complexion.
Plans: Ivanka is headed to Colombia, Argentina, and Paraguay to promote the Trump administration’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP)
Patriotic look: The White House senior adviser wore a $170 navy dress with a red belt from J.Crew and matching red heels
Ivanka launched the W-GDP in early 2019 with the goal of empowering 50 million women in developing nations by 2025 by focusing on three areas: job training, financial assistance, and encouraging legal and regulatory changes.
During the trip, aides said the first daughter will advocate for laws and other changes that will allow women to access courts and other institutions, build credit, own, and inherit property, travel freely and work the same jobs as men.
Throwback: Ivanka’s locks haven’t been this short since she grew out the chin-length bob she debuted nearly 15 years ago in 2005
Ivanka, who had a business selling clothing and accessories before joining her father’s administration, said these laws, while not exhaustive, are ‘foundational to building strong societies where women can freely participate in the economy.’
Owning property, either land or a home, is one avenue to financial independence for women, but 40 per cent of all countries limit women’s property rights, according to research by the global development initiative.
Women cannot run a business in nearly two-thirds of the world’s nations. In 17 countries, they are prohibited from traveling without permission and in 37 nations, they are not even allowed to apply for a passport. Many nations also limit women’s occupations and work hours.
Advisers to the president’s eldest daughter point to changes underway in Ivory Coast as an example of the kind of change that can help women in developing countries.
Ivanka promoted the development program in Ivory Coast and Ethiopia in April, though the marriage code change was under consideration before her visit. Under the revised code, husbands and wives will have equal say in managing household assets and making financial decisions.
Start of it all: Ivanka first cut her hair into a shoulder-length bob in late July (left). It was still that length when she left the house last Thursday (right)
On the go: Ivanka, who kept a low profile for the past few weeks, was seen stepping out of her Washington, D.C. home last Thursday wearing an Andrew Gn floral dress
In Paraguay, most women work in informal jobs where they are subject to vulnerable working conditions and no access to social security, according UN Women, a division of the United Nations dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Women in Paraguay also participate in the labor market at a significantly lower rate than men.
Ivanka has kept a low-profile as of late, but she was absolutely beaming as she boarded her flight on Monday.
She also made a grand exit out of her Washington, D.C. home last Thursday — just one week after coming under fire for failing to intervene following her father’s explosive comments about Jewish loyalty.
The 37-year-old first daughter, who converted to Judaism to marry her husband Jared Kushner, appeared to be in good spirits — despite the controversy surrounding her — when she headed to work in a floral dress by Andrew Gn at about 9:30 a.m.
Ivanka and Jared often under pressure from critics who want them to use their influence to try to get the president to dial back some of his controversial positions and rein in some of his impulsive statements.
The most recently came under fire for keeping silent after Trump doubled down on previous remarks and said Jews who voted for Democrats were being ‘disloyal’ to Israel and other Jewish Americans.
‘In my opinion, you vote for a Democrat you’re being very disloyal to Jewish people and you’re being very disloyal to Israel, and only weak people would say anything other than that,’ he said.
‘If you vote for a Democrat, you’re very, very disloyal to Israel and to the Jewish people.’