Washington, DC (February 7, 2019) – In response to President Trump signing a memorandum establishing the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP) today, the following statement may be attributed to Job Creators Network Foundation President, Elaine Parker:
We applaud the President for recognizing the importance of empowering women throughout the world. Thanks to his economic initiatives here at home, we have more women in the workforce than ever before and millions of women-owned small businesses are prospering.
The importance of advancing workforce development and vocational education for women worldwide cannot be overstated. As a businesswoman, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump has seen firsthand how vital it is to ensure that legal and cultural barriers for women are lifted and equal opportunity is made available in developing countries. We look forward to working hand in hand with Ms. Trump to spread the fight for free enterprise to 50 million women across the world by 2025.