Ivanka Trump plans global women's economic development push

White House adviser Ivanka Trump is set to launch a wide-ranging effort aimed at women's global economic empowerment in early 2019

WASHINGTON -- Ivanka Trump is set to launch a White House effort aimed at women's global economic empowerment in early 2019.

"I look forward to continuing to work with the interagency and members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to advance women's access to vocational training, fuel female entrepreneurship and lift legal and social barriers that restrict our full and free economic participation," Ivanka Trump said in a statement to The Associated Press.

Bolton said in a statement that the initiative "directly supports President Trump's National Security Strategy."

Ivanka Trump previously led an effort to launch a World Bank fund to help drive women's entrepreneurship. She recently advocated for the Women's Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act, which has passed Congress. That legislation bolsters efforts focused on women by the United States Agency for International Development.