Whitney Wolfe – Empowering Women

Whitney Wolfe is an entrepreneur and a survivor. She was one of the primary co-founders of Tinder and left the company to found her own popular dating app called Bumble. Since Bumble has experienced so much success, she has created a professional spin-off called bumble Bizz. She is a confident woman who is only 28 years old. How did she achieve so much success in her short time on earth? She has a tenacious drive to succeed no matter what obstacles are thrown her way. She is married to a well known Italian Michael Herd (he is popular in the restaurant world and owns a chain of signature eateries, he is also an oil and gas mogul). Their wedding was covered at length in an issue of Vogue.

Bumble has quickly become one of the world’s fastest growing apps. It boasts a respectable 22 million users worldwide and shows consistent year over year growth. Whitney Wolfe has appeared in Forbes magazine in the 30 under 30 list and has significantly changed the entire way America and the rest of the world dates. The biggest revolution she is credited with is allowing women the ability to make the first move. Whitney Wolfe started her feminist company after her time spent at Tinder. She sued the company for sexual harassment and won a significant settlement. Her previous boss and companion at the time had sent her abusive text messages and other founders made disparaging remarks about her being a woman and a founder of the company. They did not think it gave them a respectable impression on the marketplace.

Whitney Wolfe worked through the subsequent depression and came out stronger for the experience. She is now one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world.Bumble and Bumble Bizz work by placing power in the hands of women. The popular dating app gives women the ability to make the first move and message men they are interested in. By giving women the ability to message first, the risk of harassment and bullying are dramatically reduced. The dating field becomes less aggressive because men do not have to worry about rejection and overcoming a woman’s rejection. Bumble Bizz allows professional women and men to connect and combine their similar business interests. The apps are growing in popularity because the market has responded so well to the fresh idea of empowering women and creating connections.