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Ivanka Trump's women's initiative unveils $27 million in new grants

Added 07-10-19 03:58:02pm EST - “A White House initiative led by Ivanka Trump announced Wednesday its first slate of grants worth $27 million to economically benefit women in the developing world.” - Thehill.com

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A White House initiative led by Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - House Democrats clash over next steps at border American women can have it all Trump says he will 'no longer deal with' UK's ambassador to US MORE announced Wednesday its first slate of grants worth $27 million to economically benefit women in the developing world.

Trump said the money from the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (WGDP) would be complemented by $160 million from hundreds of nongovernmental organizations and private sector companies to buoy the initiative's efforts.

“We’re very, very excited about the private sector and NGO community coming alongside of us to amplify and accelerate our work,” she said at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Discussion on Women's Economic Empowerment.

Trump added that all of the projects were specifically curated to fall in line with the initiative’s three pillars of women prospering in the workforce, women succeeding as entrepreneurs and women enabled in the economy.

The WGDP was first launched in February with an initial investment of $50 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development and has a goal of empowering 50 million women in developing countries by 2025.

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