Ivana Marie “Ivanka” Trump, born October 30, 1981, is an American businesswoman, serving since 2017 as Advisor to the President, her father Donald Trump. The daughter and second child of President Trump and his first wife, Ivana, she is the first Jewish member of a first family, having converted before marrying her husband, Jared Kushner.
She is a fourth-generation businessperson who followed in the footsteps of her great-grandmother Elizabeth, grandfather Fred, and father, serving for a time as an executive vice president of the family-owned Trump Organization. She was also a boardroom judge on her father’s television show The Apprentice.
Starting in March 2017, she left the Trump Organization and began serving in her father’s presidential administration as a senior adviser alongside her husband. She assumed this official, unpaid position. After ethics concerns were raised about her having access to classified material while not being held to the same restrictions as a federal employee, Trump voluntarily filed “financial disclosure forms required of federal employees and be bound by the same ethics rules”. While serving in the White House, she continued to operate her clothing brand business until July 2018, which raised ethics concerns, specifically “conflicts of interest”. She was considered part of the president’s inner circle even before becoming an official employee in his administration.