President Donald Trump hosted a number of female CEOs from Canada and the United States at the White House Monday morning and his daughter Ivanka, a long-time advocate for women in the work place, had a prominent seat at the table.
"We are going to launch the Canada-U.S. Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs, and we have some of the great ones in this room, and Business Leaders. We have so many great women leaders around the table today. And we are going to go through your names and exactly, because many of you I know. Some of you I don't, so I want to find out all about you," President Trump said. "They [women] play a tremendously important role, women, in our economy. Women are the primary source of income in 40 percent of American households, and households with children under the age of 18."
Seated next to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is in town to discuss a number of issues with President Trump, Ivanka Trump stressed the importance of breaking down barriers to business and the importance of policies that foster growth.