Women are a force of nature and starting to take over what is often called a “man’s world.” With so many iconic women paving the way a new era is dawning not just in the U.S. but across the world. One woman making headway is Whitney Wolfe Herd, more commonly referred to as Whitney Wolfe.
She is the founder and CEO of Bumble, along with the former Tinder co-founder. Bumble was launched in 2014 as the first and only dating platform where women made the first move. With the company’s success Wolfe added on to the dating app with Bumble BFF in 2016 and Bumble Bizz in 2017. Bumble BFF is a friend finding feature, and Bumble Bizz is for professional networking. The company has grown beyond Wolfe’s wildest dreams with over 35 million users in 144 countries.
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Besides creating the women-first platform of Bumble, Wolfe has also taken it upon herself to create a wonderful work environment for all her employees; with about 85% of them being women. Bumble’s headquarters in Austin, Texas nicknamed “The Hive,” is a honeycomb-yellow space designed to exude confidence and positivity. Every inch of the office is brightly lit with inspirational phrases such as: “Bee Positive” and “Brains Are the New Beauty.” Whitney Wolfe has created a one of a kind business worth about $1 billion that is helping to lead the way in women’s rights. The 29-year-old founder hasn’t just been all business however, she has had some time to find her “perfect match.”
Whitney Wolfe found her swipe right with Michael Herd, although she didn’t meet him on Bumble. He was her prince charming since 2014 and getting married was just meant to be. The couple had a destination wedding in Positano, Italy exchanging vows late 2017. Whitney Wolfe may have found her dream guy, but that hasn’t stopped her from wanting to help others find their match as well. She has no plans of stopping and is determined to change the world with one woman feeling empowered at a time.
When I founded @Bumble, I didn't know what I was supposed to do. Just what I wanted to fix: the antiquated rules of dating. Thanks, @FitzTepper, for the story. > Whitney Wolfe Herd doesn’t care what she’s supposed to do https://t.co/hXeLSv0LdZ via @techcrunch
— Whitney Wolfe Herd (@WhitWolfeHerd) May 14, 2018