By Moniba Ali
(Pak Destiny) The United States may not impose visa sanctions on Pakistan as President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump praised Pakistan saying she has got an inspiration from a Pakistani entrepreneur.
Ivanka’s book – Publishing “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success” was released yesterday. AFP reported that the purpose of the book, she writes, is to empower others with skills she has learned in matters as diverse as starting companies, negotiating, maximising your influence at work and “helping change the system to make it better for women”. The text is peppered with quotations from the likes of Mahatma Gandhi, business leaders Jeff Bezos, Sheryl Sandberg and Richard Branson, even former secretary of state Colin Powell and her venture capitalist brother-in-law.
Among other women she cites as inspirations are “Umber Ahmad” – an entrepreneur from a Pakistani family who spent a decade on Wall Street before setting up a bakery.
The volume offers a glimpse into the gilded world of a 35-year-old woman thought — with her husband — to still hold investments worth up to $740 million, beyond the daily struggles facing millions of middle- or working-class working women. Despite several acknowledgements recognising her privilege, she makes only fleeting reference to a nanny.
For many an aspiring fashionista, there is the galling revelation that Anna Wintour, the legendary editor of Vogue, telephoned her in person to offer her a job while she was still at university — a job she turned down.
At extremely busy times, such as her father’s presidential campaign, she admits: “I wasn’t treating myself to a massage or making much time for self-care,” writing there was time only for work and family.
Many on social media term it a good omen. “Ivanka’s comment about a Pakistani entrepreneur ensure that the US administration will not take notice any adverse action with regard to visa restrictions on Pakistan as Trump’s daughter emerges as Pakistani’s admirer,” Hina Hasan tweets. Pak Destiny