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Will donate book proceeds to charity: Ivanka Trump

IANS | Washington |

US President Donald Trump's daughter and special counsellor Ivanka Trump said she will donate the unpaid portion of her advance for writing a book called "Women Who Work" to charitable groups that help children in urban areas, a media report said.

She will also forgo a book publicity tour to avoid using her government perch to promote her private product, the New York Times reported.

In announcing her plans to donate $100,000 each to the National Urban League and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Ivanka Trump released a statement calling the book part of a continuing effort to empower women that "has been central to my mission throughout my career".

Trump said her book aims to supply advice and tips on leadership, entrepreneurship, juggling work and family and building cultures where multidimensional women can thrive now and in the future.

"Like many other professional women, I have juggled the demands that come with growing my family and building my businesses, and I realize that I am more fortunate than most," she said in the statement.

She said she chose to donate to the Urban League and the Boys & Girls Clubs because both have "made it a priority to promote entrepreneurship and educational opportunities for women and girls in underserved communities", the New York Times reported.

Trump has come under intense scrutiny over potential overlap between the policies she plans to promote in office and any potential benefit to her businesses. She recently became an official government employee, which requires her to adhere to strict ethics rules.