Young female entrepreneur Ivanka Trump (29) announces via Twitter the welcoming of her baby girl who was born Sunday morning in New York City. Trump is married to Jared Kushner (real estate and the New York Observer publisher) and is daughter to “the Donald” Trump; this is her first child. Trump also announced her pregnancy back in January over Twitter, while posting baby bump photos in the time between.
Apart from her role as the Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisitions at the Trump Organization, Ivanka Trump grew up as a model, appears on the Apprentice with her siblings and father, and has her own line of jewelry footwear and handbags under her name.
How does she plan on parenting around this busy and demanding lifestyle? If you have watched her and her family on Oprah last season or read her book, The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life, you know that her own parents were both always present in her childhood, despite their non traditional schedule. She has commented that she and her brothers would often be present during site inspections and other meetings while her father worked.
This has been said by many other mogul parents; their children played at their feet while they were working out deals. Can the same be said for the less “Trump like” of us movers and shakers. Can you build a business while being present for your children?
iVillage recently quoted Ivanka on this topic during her pregnancy…
With all of her research, one thing seemed to surprise Ivanka the most — and that is how much babies have to eat. “I was in total shock. I work so close (to home) that I figured I’d return to work and the baby nurse would bring the baby to me, and I’d run home periodically, and I’d make it work,” she says. “But every two hours? That’s a whole other level.” (Read more.)
What are your thoughts on motherhood and being a young, female entrepreneur? Does the vision you have for your business include you being a mom, or is that something that will come later, or maybe never?