Whitney Wolfe was recently named Time’s Person of the Year for 2018. She co-founded the dating app, Tinder and worked as vice president but left after she sued for being sexually harassed. Wolfe received $1 million in settlement a part of the company’s stock. She then partnered with Andrey Andreev, who founded Badoo a dating site in 2006 , to create her own dating app.
Whitney Wolfe founded Bumble in 2014, and made it where women are more in control. Men and women can show interest but only the women can start a conversation. This reduces the unwanted come-ons and nude pictures that most women despise about dating online. Bumble is now worth more than $1 billion and the executive team are run mostly by females. Bumble Bizz is a place where women can make the first move in their careers. Whitney Wolfe believes that similar issues in dating happen in networking also. She wanted to take what she did to dating and apply it to networking. Bumble BFF is another site they have for women. It’s for women who aren’t really looking for someone to date but someone who can simply be a friend or best friend. Bumble applies greatly to the #MeToo movement. At SXSW, Whitney said that Bumble will always support the #MeToo movement for women against sexual assault.
Whitney Wolfe is from Salt Lake, Utah. She went to Southern Methodist University and International Studies is what she decided to major in. After she graduated, she went to Southeast Asia and helped out at orphanages. When she was 19, she started her own business. She sold bamboo bags and that helped the areas that were damaged by the oil spill. Whitney Wolfe is married to Michael Herd. They were married in Positano, Italy in September 2017.
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