The World of Ivanka Trump
Class, style, grace and intelligence are only a few of the words that the world has chosen to use when describing newly married luxury entrepreneur, Ivanka Trump. Carrying a drive that allows her to embark upon multiple business endeavors, from outrageously extravagant real estate and authoring a best-selling book, to designing exquisite diamond settings - the daughter of a moneymaking mogul (Donald Trump) is no stranger to the world of conducting successful business.
When it came time to sit down with the author of The Trump Card, we had to wonder why someone as young and successful as Ivanka Trump would spill her secrets of business success to the masses.
“In writing The Trump Card, I set forth to create a guide for young professionals like myself in the business world. I found that a lot of books had been written by very successful, older gentlemen who had been in business for 50 years,” explains Trump.
“While their stories are some of the most fascinating, they weren’t always as relatable as some of the issues that I have faced recently. My hope was not to come across as trying to pretend as if I know all the ins and outs of business or that I am a seasoned pro, but to help in any way I can - to act like an older sister, giving a younger sister advice on, for example, the interviewing process.”
It’s difficult to imagine that a figure like Ivanka Trump could fail to set an example for the younger generation. With a hand in so many different industries, and a clean record as far as a tabloid report goes, this woman of business has the world at her fingertips. In a universe where one can do anything, what does she enjoy doing the most?
“Real estate has always been and will continue to be my top priority. Just as one of the main focuses of The Trump Card states, I encourage others to find their passion and pursue it. I have been very fortunate in that growing up, I was exposed to the real estate industry on many levels and that I just inherently knew that was the business I wanted to be a part of from a very young age.”
What about fashion? We ask. Some where along the line, Trump's devotion to real estate has led to a wildly successful line of jewelry. “I have also always been interested in fashion. Growing up my mother always dressed to perfection and had some amazing pieces of jewelry. This has led to my own venture in the diamond business. The Ivanka Trump Collection was started two years ago - it really lets my creative and feminine side come out, which I also appreciate.”
As a luxury fashionista & property connoisseur, one would think that a determination such as Trump’s would lead to a reckless independence. However, the stunning role model has just tied the knot – yes, she’s married!
“Being married has not changed my approach to the business world. I am extremely lucky in that my husband is so committed to his business as well. We often times will walk together to our respective offices on a Sunday!”
The busy life of Ivanka Trump as of late involves putting the finishing touches on The Trump Collection’s latest string of luxury resorts. On November 16th, 2009, The Trump Collection introduced the Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk. Excited about the new addition? Of course.
“We are very excited that the Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk is now open. As the first luxury property to open in Waikiki in more than 20 years, this opening is big news for both The Trump Hotel Collection (it's the fourth hotel of our collection) and Hawaii’s travel industry. Also, as a member of The Trump Hotel Collection, the property boasts world-class amenities, including The Spa at Trump® featuring uniquely Hawaiian therapies and Trump signature gemstone treatments - a state-of-the-art fitness center, the signature services of the Trump Attaché® and Laurent Tourondel's BLT Steak (the region's first), all of which will be a draw to travelers.”
As excited as our cover girl is about her career, the odd block of free time must be at the very least a pleasant surprise. Just what does this NYC entrepreneur do on her days off?
“I never get tired of visiting the amazing museums and enjoying Central Park. Often times I will go on an extended bike ride when the weather permits it. It is the best way to see the city!” she exclaims.
“Brunch with my girlfriends. Jean Georges located in Trump International Hotel & Tower New York is my number one choice.” Last but not least? “A relaxing session of Yoga.” Trump adds.
At only 28 years old, this heiress, socialite, fashion model and business woman has garnered decades of experience. What’s next on the agenda? Where does Ivanka Trump see herself in five years?
“In five years I see myself continuing to develop the Trump Hotel Collection. We hope to keep developing this five star management company internationally and seeking out new and exciting deals. In general though, this is a tough question only because I never really know from day to day what I will be doing so it is so hard to predict 5 years down the road!” Trump concludes.