How Whitney Wolfe Revolutionized Dating for Women

Whitney Wolfe founded the dating app Bumble in 2014 and it is based on women initiating the contact with men. The popularity of the app has allowed Whitney to spin off two additional networking apps focused on women called Bumble BFF in 2016 and Bumble Bizz in 2017. Bumble BFF was designed as a friend finding app and Bumble Bizz is a professional networking app. Bumble currently has over 35 million users in over 140 countries. Whitney was featured on the Forbes “30 under 30” list in 2018 and has been on the cover on a few respected business magazines such as Fast Company and Forbes. She also co-founded the dating app Tinder in 2012. Whitney Wolfe was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and is married to Michael Herd. She majored in International Studies at Southern Methodist University. She also attended Paris Sorbonne University.

In March of this year Bumble banned pictures of guns on the app. This was a very controversial decision inside and outside the company. Whitney Wolfe and her leadership team were harassed and received threats. The decision was made after the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Police had to guard the company’s premises for weeks in response to the threats.

Whitney Wolfe has always been known to has always had strong beliefs in doing things her own way. She started her companies in unconventional ways that were not always popular. She was invited to attend Disrupt SF 2018 because of her success. The conference is a place for tech experts of all types to put their talents on display. Originally she didn’t want anything to do with the dating business, but after meeting Andrey Adreev she realized the importance of giving women a more powerful presence in the dating world. She was recently named to Time Magazines list of 100 most influential people.

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