Ivanka Trump’s latest book, “Women Who Work,” sends an encouraging message of empowerment to women in the workplace, suggests Danielle Kurtzleben of NPR. In her opinion, the book is part of a trend that seeks to help women direct their careers, focusing on the self-improvement aspect. Trump advocates for parental leave, laying out a plan to find the ideal balance between career, family, friends and taking care of oneself. The book concentrates on helping women find fulfillment and stability within themselves to spell success at the office, according to Kurtzleben.
Lacking self-awareness, Ivanka Trump’s new book offers little real insight while promoting herself and her brand, suggests Jia Tolentino of the New Yorker. In her view, Trump’s writing is bland, drawing on generic inspirational quotes and statements to make up for few original ideas. Tolentino highlights the hypocrisy of Trump’s poor attempt at empowering women, being complicit in an administration that actively makes their lives harder. She points out that Trump barely addresses women-specific issues, while also ignoring women that aren’t part of Trump’s corporate social world.