Ivanka Trump, The Republican National Convention

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There was one last speech given at the Republican National Convention before hearing from Donald Trump, himself.

The presidential candidate's eldest daughter Ivanka Trump (who looked gorgeous, per usual) took the podium to give a speech that touched on racism, gender equality, and topics closest to her heart—possibilities for working mothers and the wage gap.

"There have always been men of all background and ethnicities on my father's job sites, and long before it was common place, you also saw women. My father values talent. He recognizes real knowledge and skill when he finds it. He is color blind and gender neutral. He hires the best person for the job, period."

She later continued, "When Donald Trump is in charge, all that counts is ability, effort and excellence. This has long been the philosophy at the trump organization. At my father's company, there are more female than male executives. Women are paid equally for the work that we do and when a woman becomes a mother, she is supported, not shut out...

"Politicians talk about wage equality, but my father has made it a practice at his company throughout his entire career. He will fight for equal pay for equal work, and I will fight for this too right alongside of him."

"If it's possible to be famous and yet not really well known, that describes the father who raised me. In the same office in trump tower where we now work together, I remember playing on the floor by my father's desk, constructing miniature buildings with Legos and erector sets while he did the same with concrete, steel and glass," she said.

"My father taught my siblings and me the importance of positive values and a strong ethical compass. He showed us how to be resilient, how to deal with challenges, and how to strive for excellence in all that we do. He taught us that there is nothing we cannot accomplish if we marry vision and passion with an enduring work ethic. One of my father's greatest talents is his ability to see potential in people before they see it in themselves. It was like that for us too growing up.

Earlier in her speech, Ivanka talked about her childhood, and the memories she remembers of her father.

"He taught us that potential vanishes into nothing without effort and that like him, we each had a responsibility to work not just for ourselves, but for the betterment of the world around us. Over the years on too many occasions to count, I saw my father tear stories out of the newspaper about people whom he had never met who were facing some injustice or hardship," she said.

"He'd write a note to his assistant in his signature black felt tip pen and request that the person be found and invited to trump tower to meet with him. He would talk to them and then draw upon his extensive network to find them a job or get them a break. And they would leave his office, as people so often do after having been with Donald Trump, feeling that life could be great again."

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