I’m a Millennial Working Mom. Ivanka Trump Spoke for Me

Ivanka Trump speaks (Joe Raedle / Getty)
Ivanka Trump gave a truly impressive speech at the Republican National Convention. She came across as competent, credible, sensible and strong. As I write this, I have my 11-month-old in my office with me, as I rush to finish my work before the weekend. My husband is out of town and I have Navy Reserve duty tomorrow. My babysitter missed a day this week because she was sick. For millennial women, who are the new generation of moms and workers, balancing everything is hard. And Ivanka spoke directly to me. I know some conservatives were irritated that Ivanka spoke about “equal pay for equal work.” But she didn’t do it the way Democrats do. She didn’t blame it on discrimination. She spoke directly to the actual cause of the pay gap: the time women take off from work to be moms. And she didn’t tell me that I needed the government to save me. She told me that her father, Donald Trump, had set the example in his business, and that he would make it easier for other entrepreneurs to do the same. There was so much else to like in her speech. Her grammar — sorry, I am a bit of