Yes, the subject matter of the event was fairly serious – mostly children brought to the United States illegally, and leave time for mothers with new babies – but when a whole lot of women are in a room, how the people on the stage are dressed inevitably comes up.
Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit was no exception. Ivanka Trump, first daughter and advisor to her dad, arrived in a floral pencil skirt with a pink sweater that just happened to sport a pussy bow. (Gosh, I hope those don’t come back en masse.) The outfit was rounded out with black stilletoes and hoop earrings.
She appeared on the stage with other women who have run successful businesses (no, Carly Fiorina, was not there), such as Deloitte CEO Cathy Englebert and Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson.
“Honored to share the stage with these amazing women leaders to highlight the importance of cross-sector collaboration in building the workforce of the future and ensuring all American workers are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in our modern economy,” Trump captioned her post on Instagram of the evening, along with several pictures from the event.
As the week goes on with one horror story after another coming from the women in the entertainment industry as to Harvey Weinstein, it is refreshing to see women looking and sounding like women grace an economic forum. As it happens, Ms. Trump is looking to help women and girls in her own way.
She’s studiously sticking to her policy agenda, promoting issues such as STEM education and workforce development, while trying to tune out the noise.
‘A significant expansion of the child tax credit will help parents have more money at a time in their lives when they need it the most and give them the flexibility to make the best choices regarding their families’ care,’ Trump said in a statement to The Associated Press.