Name: Ivanka Trump
Lives In: New York, NY
About Me: I've been in real estate development since I graduated from college and joined the Trump Organization a few years out of school—I'm now the Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Development. I started my brand in 2010 because I realized there was no one out there dressing the modern, millennial working woman. Women who work are so multi-faceted. They're not just working at their careers, but also at raising families and following their passions outside of the office. I started my brand with the goal of dressing that woman for the various aspects of her life. I launched my website, IvankaTrump.com, in 2014 as a destination for the woman who works, with original content to inspire and empower her.
Mama Likes: I love to cook big family meals. After a long week, it's so nice to unplug and just be with my family in the kitchen, cooking with my kids and eating our dessert together before it makes it to the table.
Mama Inspiration: We did a series on my website with life hacks from some of the most amazing, hard-working moms out there, from Rosie Pope to Dr. Nadine Burke Harris. I found each of the women we profiled to be incredibly inspiring.
Brands that most reflect your style or that you’d want to work with: My own! I have a collection of apparel and accessories designed for women like myself—women who work at all aspects of their lives, both professional and personal, who are always on-the-go and who want to look polished and feminine as they move through their day.
Words you live by/quotes you love:
My father always says, "If you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.” I love that advice.
Best advice you’ve ever been given: If you're deeply passionate about what you do, and you have the work ethic to match, you will succeed.
Best advice you’d give to someone starting out: Ask questions! No one expects you to know everything when you first start out, and so many mistakes can be avoided simply by asking the right people smart questions.
What are three things people would be surprised to know about you? My guilty pleasures are Game of Thrones and mozzarella sticks. My real name is Ivana, but people called me Ivanka when I was little and it just stuck. I've been using the same drugstore face wash since I was 13—Purpose.
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