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Why is Ivanka Trump giving a keynote speech at CES?

Why is Ivanka Trump giving a keynote speech at CES?

Technology
Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, will be on stage on Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to talk about the future of work - but her invitation has caused controversy.Gary Shapiro, the chief executive of the company which runs CES, defended inviting Ms Trump and refused to answer the BBC when it asked whether her appearance had been requested by the White House. Ms Trump has been appointed co-chair of two governmental advisory boards, including the national council for the American worker.She will share the stage with eight senior business leaders, only two of whom are female, prompting criticism that women who understand how tech will impact the future of work are being under-represented. The US has enjoyed record levels of jobs growth throughout ...
CES chief defends invite for Ivanka Trump

CES chief defends invite for Ivanka Trump

Technology
The man in charge of next week's giant CES tech expo has said that Ivanka Trump has done "great work" and will help it focus attendees' minds on job-related issues for the future.A decision to offer the US president's daughter one of the show's "keynote" sessions has caused controversy.Critics have said other women with more expertise have failed to be granted lower-profile slots at the trade show.But Gary Shapiro told the BBC that he did not regret the decision."There's a lot of focus on jobs of the future, and certainly the keynote that I'll be doing with Ivanka Trump will be focusing on... how industry is working with government on this very important issue," he said.He will interview Ms Trump - who serves as a jobs creation adviser to the president - ...
Ivanka Trump tours NASA center in Houston, calls space crew

Ivanka Trump tours NASA center in Houston, calls space crew

Technology
Ivanka Trump made a telephone call to the International Space Station and spoke to the crew while touring NASA's Johnson Space Center. Trump, who is an adviser to her father, President Donald Trump, talked to the space station crew whose members are flying 250 miles (402 kilometers) above the Earth's surface. She also spoke to students from nearby public schools who are participating in an international robotics competition. Her visit to the center Thursday in Houston came during a stop on her campaign tour of Texas for Republican candidates in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. The White House said her appearance was intended to draw attention to students learning about science and technology. She was accompanied by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, U.S. Rep. Brian Babin and state Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, al...
Equal pay activist Lilly Ledbetter wants to meet with Ivanka Trump

Equal pay activist Lilly Ledbetter wants to meet with Ivanka Trump

Finance
Why does the gender wage gap still exist?Lilly Ledbetter vividly remembers the day someone tipped her off to the fact that she was making around 50% less than her male colleagues — for the same job. For 19 years, Ledbetter worked as a manager at Goodyear Tire and Rubber. Then one day in 1998 she received an anonymous note in her mailbox at work. On it was her name and salary along with the names and salaries of three male colleagues with the same job title.She was stunned. "I was so devastated and so embarrassed," recalled Ledbetter. "I remember looking around to see if I could see someone looking at me to see my reaction." Her monthly base pay was $ 3,727, and she said her three male counterparts were making closer to $ 6,000. Ledbetter sued Goodyear in 1999 for gender discrimination. S