First Daughter Ivanka Trump has a new book coming out, and in Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules of Success she offers some advice for women who are focusing on their careers while putting off having children.
As reported by People, the 35-year-old mother of three advises women who “choose career over baby” that they should “be sure to consider your biological clock.”
As she explains, it “can take up to a year for a healthy woman to conceive naturally,” and also warns women who do step away from their careers to have children of what they can expect to encounter when they return to the workplace.
“If you choose to have a child or children early in your career, and later you decide to return to a traditional corporate setting, be prepared for the fact that you will be older than your peers at the same level.”
And while that may not necessarily hold true for those who are employed by their billionaire fathers, she tells women who “choose both baby and career” that “some people will judge you and think you are less productive than they are because you have to race to get to your daughter’s dance recital by six or for a parent-teacher conference midday.”
With the new book released Tuesday, May 2, Trump earlier announced that she wouldn’t be embarking on a book tour, and revealed all proceeds from Women Who Work would be donated to charity.
In fact, she also insists the book isn’t a cash grab meant to capitalize on the fact that her father is now president of the United States, pointing out the that it was written long before he was elected.
“In light of government ethics rules, I want to be clear that this book is a personal project,” Trump said in a statement to People. “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 added: “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.”