Ivanka Trump's Secrets to Being "The CEO of Her Household"
Full-speed, multi-tasking and passionate both at work and at home, Kushner had pegged his wife — and millions of other Gen Y women — correctly.
So how does she do it?
Instead of asking Kushner to describe how his partner of six years manages to work and raise two small children — Arabella, 4, and Joseph, nearly 2 — Levo snagged a few moments with the New York Times best selling author and Executive Vice Present of The Trump Organization. Between meetings with her editorial team for IvankaTrump.com and approving upcoming looks for her fashion accessories collection, Trump, 33, dished on both her secrets and her words of advice for other Millennial mogul moms.
1. Teamwork makes the dream work
"Jared likes to call me the CEO of our household, which always makes me laugh. In actuality, it's fully a partnership between my husband and myself. We're supportive of each other’s professional goals, and that translates to a really collaborative environment at home."
2. Work smarter
"I do deal with most of the family logistics, and when it comes to that, prioritize wisely; you can't do everything so decide what’s most important to you and delegate the rest accordingly."
3. Stay focused
"Don’t let your convictions be swayed by others' well-meaning advice. When it comes to parenting, everyone thinks they're a pro and it can quickly undermine your confidence."
4. A win is a win
"Take pride in your work and celebrate the victories — both big and small."
5. Don’t beat yourself up
"It's never fun to lose a deal, but in hindsight it can offer great perspective and the chance to adjust for future opportunities. You learn as much, if not more, from your failures as you do from your wins. Perspective and experience are essential. If you learn something in the process of a setback and it sharpens you for future endeavors, then the experience has been valuable."
6. The grass isn't greener — it's just different
"I am the first to acknowledge that stay-at-home moms work as hard as any professional woman I know. I'm always more exhausted Monday morning — after a fun, chaotic and nonstop weekend with my family! — than I am Friday night after a long week at work."
7. Embrace the fullness of who you are
"While I love being with my children, I've always been passionate about my career. There are certainly tough days, but I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to do work I so thoroughly enjoy and I've never second-guessed myself in this arena. I find a lot of fulfillment in both my personal life and my professional life."
8. Redefine success for yourself
"Success for a millennial woman, myself included, is multi-dimensional. Millennial women are working hard at all aspects of their lives, whether that be a business executive, a teacher, a mother, or another career entirely. This new generation of #WomenWhoWork is smart, ambitious, and passionate about their careers — but not defined by them. I believe that success is different for every woman. For me, I feel happiest and most successful when I’m meeting (or, preferably, exceeding!) my personal and professional goals."
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