If you’ve been following Ivanka Trump since the election, you know she’s faced criticism for continuing to work on her business despite now playing a prominent role in the White House. So it comes as a bit of a surprise that when her new book comes out in a few weeks, the first daughter will be holding back from publicity. She took to Facebook on Thursday to talk about her plan for Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success, explaining the full reasoning behind her decision.
“Empowering women has been central to my mission throughout my career, and with my book, Women Who Work, I hope to do just that,” she wrote. “The book equips readers with the best advice, tips and skills I’ve learned over the years from many incredible people, on subjects including identifying opportunities, leading teams, starting companies, managing work and family, and building cultures where multidimensional women can thrive—now and in the future.”
Ivanka cites “government ethics rules” as to why she’ll be avoiding media appearances. “I want to be clear that this book is a personal project,” she continued. “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.
“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.”
Women Who Work will be released May 2, and The Ivanka M. Trump Charitable Fund plans to create grants from the book’s royalties and donating them to The National Urban League and he Boys & Girls Club of America to help “support the economic empowerment for women and girls.”