Ivanka Trump attended the W20 women's economic empowerment panel Tuesday, where she was booed after saying her father is a "tremendous champion of supporting families."
"I'm very proud of my father's advocacy," she said. "He's a tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive." The remark was quickly booed and hissed at by the audience.
Ivanka was also asked about the "attitudes towards women" her father has publicly displayed. Meckel added that "it might leave one questioning whether he's such an empowerer for women." to which Ivanka replied: "I know from my personal experience and I think the thousands of women who have worked with and for my father for decades when he was in the private sector are a testament to his belief and solid conviction in the potential of women and their ability to do the job as well as any man."
Ivanka was joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, and tech entrepreneur Juliana Rotich.
Ivanka was invited to The W20 Summit for a panel titled "Inspiring Women: Scaling up Women's Entrepreneurship."
"As a daughter, I can speak on a very personal level," Ivanka said. "I grew up in a house where there was no barriers to what I could accomplish beyond my own perseverance and tenacity. That's not an easy thing to do, he provided that for us."
Ivanka also talked about her new role in the White House saying "this is very early for me. I'm listening, learning." Ivanka added that she cared "very much" about empowering women in the workplace and said her goal was to be an "incremental positive change."