Ivanka Trump is rewriting the rules for how she will promote her new book, Women Who Work.
“Out of an abundance of caution and to avoid the appearance of using my official role to promote the book, I will not publicize the book through a promotional tour or media appearances,” she said in a Facebook post.
Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, is also a White House special counselor whose unique status as daughter and federal employee has caused her to navigate ethics considerations with an eye to avoiding even the appearance of a conflict.
“In light of government ethics rules, I want to be clear that this book is a personal project. I wrote it at a different time in my life, from the perspective of an executive and an entrepreneur, and the manuscript was completed before the election last November,” she posted.
In her post, she said that royalties from the book will go to the newly established Ivanka M. Trump Charitable Fund and will be used to fund gifts to charities.
Although Ivanka Trump plans to keep some of the advance she was paid for the book, the balance — $425,000 — will be devoted to charity. She said $100,000 will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, to fund programming aimed at increasing girls’ interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) careers and another $100,000 to the National Urban League, which will help to launch a new “women’s initiative.”
“It is my sincere hope that ‘Women Who Work’ serves as a powerful resource and that the book proceeds further benefit women and girls through the great work of the National Urban League and Boys & Girls Clubs of America,” she posted.
“Empowering women has been central to my mission throughout my career, and with my book, ‘Women Who Work,’ I hope to do just that. The book equips readers with the best advice, tips and skills I’ve learned over the years from many incredible people, on subjects including identifying opportunities, leading teams, starting companies, managing work and family, and building cultures where multidimensional women can thrive — now and in the future,”
“Like many other professional women, I have juggled the demands that come with growing my family and building my businesses, and I realize that I am more fortunate than most,” she added.
The book, which is being published by the Penguin Publishing Group through its Portfolio imprint, was originally scheduled to debut in March, but that has been pushed back to May. Although she has said she did not change any of the book’s primary content after the November election, she rewrote the introduction.
Next week, Ivanka will travel to Berlin for the W20 Summit, a women-focused economic initiative. During that event she will speak on a panel with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
While in Berlin, she will also visit a technical school and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.