Ivana Marie ‘Ivanka’ Trump is an American businesswoman. She is the first Jewish member of a first family, having converted before marrying her husband, Jared Kushner. She was an executive vice president of the family-owned Trump Organization. She also had her own line of Ivanka Trump fashion items, including clothes, handbags, shoes, and accessories. On July 24, 2018, the Trump Administration announced that she shut down her company after deciding to pursue a career in public policy.
About Ivanka Trump in brief
Ivana Marie \”Ivanka\” Trump is an American businesswoman, serving since 2017 as Advisor to the President, her father Donald Trump, and the Director of the Office of Economic Initiatives and Entrepreneurship. She is the first Jewish member of a first family, having converted before marrying her husband, Jared Kushner. She was an executive vice president of the family-owned Trump Organization. She also had her own line of Ivanka Trump fashion items, including clothes, handbags, shoes, and accessories, available in major U.S. and Canadian department stores including Macy’s and Hudson’s Bay. Her brand was criticized for allegedly copying designs by other designers, and by PETA and other animal rights activists for using fur from rabbits. On July 24, 2018, the Trump Administration announced that she shut down her company after deciding to pursue a career in public policy in a bid to focus on her family’s real estate business. She has two brothers, Donald Jr. and Eric, a half-sister, Tiffany, and ahalf-brother, Barron. She attended the Chapin School in Manhattan until she was 15 when she switched to Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. After graduating from Choate in 2000, she attended Georgetown University for two years before transferring to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, from which she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 2004. She briefly worked for Forest City Enterprises as a real estate project manager before joining the Trump Organization in 2005.
In 2007, she formed a partnership with Dynamic Diamond Corp., the company of diamond vendor Moshe Lax, to create Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry, a line of diamond and gold jewelry sold at her first flagship retail store in Manhattan. On October 2, 2015, it was reported that Ivanka Trump’s flagship store on Mercer Street appear to be closed. On February 9, 2017, presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway controversially encouraged Fox News viewers to purchase Trump’s retail products. In June 2017, three people with the organization called Labor Watch were arrested by Chinese authorities while investigating Ivanka Trump. In October 2016, the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled Ivanka Trump-branded scarves because they did not meet federal flammability standards. In February 2017, department store chains Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom dropped Trump’s fashion line, citing poor sales. Other retailers such as Maxx Marshall’s, TJ Maxx and the Hudson Bay Company stopped selling her products, citing their public release policy for their release of their products. On February 2, 2017 after months of poor sales, department stores NeimanMarcus, Nordstrom and MaxxMarshall’s stopped selling Trump’s products. A 2016 analysis found that most of the fashion line was supplied by Chengdu Kameido Shoes in Sichuan and Hangzhou HS Fashion in Zhejiang. The Trump Administration called for the company’s release for their products in July 2018, but the company refused.