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21 April 2017, 03:17 | Darnell Patrick
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For more than a decade Ivanka Trump was a woman who worked for her father and for her own eponymous brand, a stature that landed her a second book, titled, bluntly, Women Who Work.
Ivanka Trump is establishing a fund to donate proceeds from her upcoming book to charity, with the first grants going to the National Urban League and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
"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", Trump said in a statement posted on her Facebook page.
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In the first round of grants, the charities will each receive $100,000.
"It is my honest hope that "Women Who Work" serves as a powerful resource and that the book proceeds further benefit women and girls through the great work of the National Urban League and Boys & Girls Clubs of America", she wrote.
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The fund will receive a minimum of $425,000, which is the unpaid portion of Trump's advance minus expenses. Any future royalties Ivanka is owed on the book will also be donated. In the introduction, Trump writes that she wants to "change the narrative around women and work" and "provide solutions that educate and empower women to be their best selves, both personally and professionally".
It not yet clear where the rest of her book's proceeds will be donated.
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