Ivanka Trump the show-stopper

Earlier this month, Ivanka Trump’s speech on women’s empowerment in Japan wasn’t such a hit as the auditorium was mostly empty. Public interest in the First Daughter and her views appeared dismal. The Daily Mail ran a story with images of Ivanka talking to many empty rows.

But here in Hyderabad, the situation is going to be very different when Ivanka lands in the city for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Businessmen from all over India are doing everything in their power to secure an invite, be seen and get a selfie with her!

Why are we this keen to attend events like this? Apart from being the daughter of the President of the United States of America, Ivanka also looks like a supermodel. Naturally, who doesn’t want to be seen in powerful and beautiful company?

Anu Acharya, CEO of Mapmygenome, has been invited to be a speaker on the panel discussion on ‘From the lab to the market: Connecting science to the Entrepreneurship World’. When asked her reasons for wanting to meet Ivanka, she says, “GES is not just about Ivanka, but I would love to meet her as a fellow entrepreneur and daughter of the US President.” She adds, “This brings together entrepreneurs from 170 countries. Healthcare and women are focus areas for me, so this makes it very relevant for Mapmygenome.”


Originally Published: Deccan Chronicle