Ivanka Trump's biggest accomplishments and falls over the past 10 years

It's been a big decade for Ivanka Trump, who has gone from runway hopeful to mother-of-three and now proudly sits at her father's side as one of his most trusted advisers.

Trump is regarded as one of the most influential first daughters in presidential history, but her road to the White House wasn't without its challenges. The past 10 years have been filled with achievements, including the arrival of three children, an appointment to become a senior White House advisor, and the rise and fall of a fashion line. But it's also been replete with controversy.

Take a look back at Ivanka's most memorable moments as a wife, daughter, entrepreneur and political figure.


Newlyweds Trump and Kushner make a brief cameo in the hit CW TV show "Gossip Girl"

"I never miss an episode of Gossip Girl. I think I'm a cross between Blair Waldorf and Lily van der Woodsen when it comes to the style. I like the uptown city style and a clean-cut, streamlined silhouette," Trump told InStyle at the time. "We had so much fun filming together but I am not sure if you could characterize our cameo as acting per se. And the fact the episode aired on our one-year wedding anniversary on Oct. 25 was just the icing on the cake!"


Birth of first child

Kushner and Trump welcomed their first child, Arabella Rose, on July 17. Arabella is featured regularly on her mother's Instagram account, and went viral in 2017 after singing in Mandarin. Trump also shared a video of her daughter singing a song in celebration of the Chinese New Year.


Trump is elected to serve on the board of 100 Women in Hedge Funds


Fundraiser for Democrat Cory Booker

It was reported in 2013 that Trump and Kushner would host a fundraiser for then Newark Mayor Cory Booker to raise funds for his Senate bid. According to Politico, the gathering at Trump's Park Avenue home had a minimum contribution of $5,200 per person. The couple was said to have raised more than $40,000 for his campaign at the time.

"Listen, I wouldn't take a dime from them now, but this was a time when they were Democrats," Booker said in a BuzzFeed News podcast in 2017. "I mean, they were supporting Hillary Clinton, uh, and the Kushner family were big New Jersey Democrats, and really helped to fight against Chris Christie and a lot of other folks."

Birth of second child

On Oct. 14, the Trump-Kushner family welcomed their second child, son Joseph Frederick Kushner. Donald Trump also made the announcement on Twitter, writing: "My beautiful daughter Ivanka just had a healthy baby boy. Jared and Ivanka are very proud!"


Trump was elected to Fortune's "40 Under 40" list for her role in the $200 million deal with the US government to redevelop the Old Post Office in Washington, D.C., as well as her work for Trump Hotels.


Trump responded to questions about her father's possible presidential campaign, saying she'd be his "strongest advocate."

“I would support him and encourage him wholeheartedly,” she said in an interview with CNBC’s “Closing Bell. "I have the unique perspective of being by his side every day and understanding how incredibly capable and just want an amazing visionary he is. As a citizen, it would be amazing if he makes that decision.”

“Let’s wait to see what he decides. Of course, as his daughter, I would be his strongest advocate,” she added.


Birth of third child

Trump welcomed her third child, a son named Theodore James Kushner on March 27. "Baby Theodore. My heart is full. xx, Ivanka #grateful," she wrote on Instagram while announcing the birth.

In September, the couple had revealed that they were expecting their third child, an announcement that was shared early on by Arabella, then 4.

“Arabella [announced] to everyone I was pregnant prior to me announcing it to even my family,” Trump said, according to People. “Her whole nursery school class was congratulating me.”

Shuts down interviewer

When journalist Prachi Gupta asked Ivanka about her father's 2004 comments on how "pregnancy is an inconvenient thing for a business" for a Cosmpolitan feature, the first daughter said Gupta had "a lot of negative energy" and presented an "unfair characterization" of her dad.

"I don't know how useful it is to spend too much time with you on this if you're going to make a comment like that. My father obviously has a track record of decades of employing women at every level of his company, and supporting women, and supporting them in their professional capacity, and enabling them to thrive outside of the office and within," she said and later cut the interview short.

"60 Minutes" appearance

Trump appeared on the television newscast along with the rest of her family and president-elect Trump when she revealed she would just be a "daughter" in her father's White House. She was also accused of using the interview to promote her fashion line: Following the televised interview, fashion journalists got a "style alert" from her brand regarding the $10,000 bracelet she wore.

President of Ivanka's line, Abigail Klem, responded to the controversial memo, saying it "was sent by a well-intentioned marketing employee at one of our companies who was following customary protocol, and who, like many of us, is still making adjustments post-election.”


Move to Washington, D.C.

In January 2017, it was announced that Trump and Kushner would both step down from their roles (Ivanka as an executive at the Trump Organization and director of her fashion brand; Kushner from Kushner Companies and from the Observer), pack up their family and move to Washington, D.C's elite Kalorama neighborhood, where they would rent a home for $15,000 a month.

In March, it was revealed that the mom of three would become an official government employee as an unpaid senior adviser and receive her own office in the West Wing. Kushner was appointed by President Trump to head the White House Office of American Innovation, an agency designed to rework the government using inspiration from the private sector.

Tweets in support of Syrian airstrike

In April, the first daughter tweeted that she was "heartbroken" in the wake of a Syrian chemical attack that left 80 people dead; two days later, she supported her father's decision behind an airstrike. "The times we are living in call for difficult decisions," she wrote.

Her brother Eric revealed to The Telegraph that she "shaped" Trump's decision to take action. "Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence. I'm sure she said, 'Listen, this is horrible stuff.'"

Releases second book

After the success of her first book The Trump Card in 2009, Trump released Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules For Success in May. "I've curated my best thinking, as well as that of so many others, in the pages of this book," she said of the publication, which features quotes and shoutouts on high-profile female leaders such as Oprah and Sheryl Sandberg. Proceeds of the book were donated to charity, with the first grants going to an Urban League program for entrepreneurs and the Boys & Girls Clubs.

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Reveals postpartum struggles

In September, Trump sat down with Dr. Oz to reveal her battle with postpartum depression following the birth of all of her children.

She said, "It was a very challenging, emotional time for me because I felt like I was not living up to my potential as a parent or as an entrepreneur and as an executive. And I had had such easy pregnancies that in some way the juxtaposition hit me even harder."

Fined over late financial disclosure forms

In October, it was reported that both Trump and Kushner were each fined by the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) for failing to submit financial documents on time. It was the second time Kushner missed the deadline. It was also reported that both Trump and Kushner included different values for their personal assets, sometimes with a discrepancy of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Makes Time’s 100 Most Influential list

Ivanka was profiled by friend Wendi Murdoch under the publication's list of "pioneers" for 2017.


Represents the U.S. at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea

The first daughter, a "winter sports enthusiast," traveled alongside Sarah Huckabee Sanders to cheer on TEAM USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, a visit that included meeting President Moon Jae-in.

"The purpose of the trip is to cheer on American athletes, reaffirm the U.S.-South Korea alliance and celebrate the successful Games," an official said ahead of the games.

Shutters fashion line

After her father's election, Trump's brand faced numerous boycotts from critics as part of the trending #GrabYourWallet hashtag, with retailers like Hudson's Bay, Nordstrom and Gilt dropping her collection last year. In late July, the brand announced that it was shuttering its business; one week later, the brand's only physical store in Manhattan's Trump Tower closed. In late August, the website finally shuttered.

"After 17 months in Washington, I do not know when or if I will ever return to the business, but I do know that my focus for the foreseeable future will be the work I am doing here in Washington," Ivanka said in a statement following the news. "So making this decision now is the only fair outcome for my team and partners."

Reacts to father's immigration policies

In August, Trump addressed her father's controversial immigration policies, saying it was "a low point" and that she was "vehemently against family separation," but later alluded to the role of the immigrant parents in the issue.

“I am a daughter of an immigrant, my mother grew up in Communist Czech Republic, but we are a country of laws. ... We have to be very careful about incentivizing behavior that puts children at risk of being trafficked, at risk of entering this country with coyotes or making an incredibly dangerous journey alone,” President Donald Trump’s daughter said at an Axios event in Washington, D.C.

Backlash over personal email

In November, it was reported by the Washington Post that Ivanka used her personal email to conduct government business for much of 2017. Writes the publication:

“Aides were startled by the volume of Ivanka Trump’s personal emails — and taken aback by her response when questioned about the practice. She said she was not familiar with some details of the rules, according to people with knowledge of her reaction.”

President Trump called the reports fake news.


Viral moment at G20 summit

Trump accompanied her father to this year's G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, attending official meetings with the president. An awkward moment shared between Trump and other world leaders went viral from the French government's Instagram page, in which the 38-year-old appears to try to engage with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, and IMF chairwoman Christine Lagarde. The video has since inspired a slew of memes from the Internet, photoshopping her into historic events such as the D-Day landings and famous artwork.

Takes opposite side in gun control debate

Following the two deadly mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton in October, Trump posted to social media to encourage Congress to "close background check loopholes" and expand "red flag laws." Her brother, Donald Trump Jr., said that expanded background checks could undermine the civil liberties of gun holders.