From Ivanka’s Desk: October Happenings + A Desktop Download
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From Ivanka: #TeamIvanka and I are kicking off the month with our Fall 2016 Design and Marketing Summit. Each season at this event, we take the team and our business partners through their inspiration and marketing initiatives for the upcoming collection. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to see everything in one place, and immerse ourselves fully in the collection and associated narrative. The only downside is that I tend to get so excited for what's to come, but I have to wait months before I can rock the final product!! As part of our office-wide mission to constantly learn from and inspire one another, my team and I have started a monthly guest speaker series (aptly called LunchBreaks!), where we invite influencers from various industries to join us for lunch and share their insights. So far, we’ve had the chance to meet and learn from Emily Weiss, founder of Into the Gloss and Glossier, Gary Vaynerchuk, founder of Vayner Media and certified health coach Maria Marlowe, among others. This month, we’re looking forward to hearing from Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of Learnvest, and IvankaTrump.com Entrepreneur in Residence (read what she's had to say on our site about personal finance—she's quite literally a wealth of information). I’m heading to Dallas mid-month for the 20th Annual Women’s Business Conference. It’s an amazing event focused on professional development for female executives, and I have the honor of being one of the keynote speakers, alongside National Geographic Editor-in-Chief Susan Goldberg. I’ll also have the incredible privilege to speak at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, DC. I’m thrilled to join a long list of inspiring women from all industries, from GM CEO Mary Barra to US Air Force Academy Superintendent Michelle Johnson. Multitasker that I am, while in DC, I’ve scheduled a series of design and construction meetings on the site of our development project, the Old Post Office building and soon-to-be Trump International Hotel, Washington, DC on Pennsylvania Avenue. To round out a month of exciting speaking engagements, I’ll also be talking about building a luxury hospitality brand at SKIFT Global Forum in Brooklyn, where I’ll be joined by travel industry heavy-hitters. Angela Benton, one of our original #WomenWhoWork and the founder of the NewMe Accelerator, is launching a digital lecture series for NewMe members. I’m looking forward to being one of her first experts and sharing some business knowledge and personal experiences with aspiring entrepreneurs. My family is celebrating a couple of birthdays this month—mine and Joseph’s. I can’t believe how quickly he’s growing up—we’re celebrating his second birthday (!) with a car-themed party. Then, at the end of the month, Jared is treating me to a few relaxing days in Turks and Caicos for my 34th birthday. It’s a stunningly beautiful island, and I look forward to the opportunity to unwind after a jam-packed month and celebrate the year ahead! Hopefully, it’s the best yet!