Melania Trump is hosting a White House luncheon to mark International Women’s Day, the Washington Post reports. Earlier this week, some of Washington’s most influential women received invites to the event, including first daughter Ivanka Trump and White House advisor Dina Powell. Mrs. Trump hosted her first White House event — the Governors Ball — at the end of February.
Although President Trump and Ivanka have both tweeted messages commemorating International Women’s Day, the First Lady has not yet released an official statement, and there’s no word on what her remarks at this luncheon could focus on. President Trump has previously stated that his wife will focus on “women’s issues, women’s difficulties” during her time in the White House.
Traditionally, the First Lady’s office has partnered with the State Department to celebrate the achievements of women worldwide and emphasize the importance of supporting the next generation of women leaders. And in March 2007, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice established the International Women of Courage Awards. Last year, Michelle Obama spoke about the one-year anniversary of her Let Girls Learn initiative on International Women’s Day.
[H/T the Washington Post]