Whitney Wolfe is an extraordinary businesswoman, honored with the prestigious 30 Under 30 distinction from Forbes magazine in 2017 and named in Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, she is best known as Chief Executive Officer and founder of Bumble. Born in 1989, this American entrepreneur recently wed husband Michael Herd (oil heir and restaurateur) in spectacular fashion in southern Italy. See more of Whitney Wolfe at Business Insider.
For those of you who have not yet heard of its amazing success, Bumble is a unique dating app that was created with the wants and needs of women in mind. After a match is created by two individuals the woman is required to initiate the first contact if she wants to get to know the man. If the woman chooses not to send a message after the match is made, it simply disappears. With over 35 million users in 160 countries, Bumble has been an incredible success.
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— Bumble (@bumble) August 6, 2018
Whitney Wolfe had a strong desire to create a dating site that empowered women, and she has done precisely that. After struggling in her own personal life with sexual harassment, stalking, and threats Wolfe is keenly aware of how empowering the woman making the first move to get to know someone better can be. As co-founder of Tinder (with which she is no longer associated) Whitney Wolfe wanted to create a site that operated under a different vibe than the traditional dating app. Bumble banned the extremely popular shirtless mirror selfie from profile pictures and works diligently to ensure that no unsolicited photography is sent to women through their app.
Whitney Wolfe has also launched spin-off sites from Bumble to capitalize on the market of individuals who are seeking platonic and professional networking connections. In addition to these ventures, Wolfe was just added as a non-voting member to the Imagine Entertainment board of directors. Imagine Entertainment is the brainchild of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. Started in 1986 this American film and TV production company states that they feel Whitney Wolfe will create a broadened dimension to their company as an original thinker and visionary with fresh perspective. Read more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/whitney-wolfe