Whitney Wolfe is the founder and chief executive officer of Bumble, a woman empowerment dating app. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International relations from the Southern Methodist University. She founded the dating company in 2014 with a unique idea of giving women the opportunity to make the first move. With previous experience, while working at Tinder as a senior marketer for several years, Whitney knew what the industry entails, and this ensured a smooth process while opening Bumble. Bumble is the only dating app that is custom made to allow women to make the first move and is also regarded as the fastest growing dating app in the world.
— Whitney Wolfe Herd (@WhitWolfeHerd) June 22, 2018
While working at Tinder, Whitney Wolfe faced a lot of challenges as a woman like sexual harassments. During that time women were being disrespected and regarded as objects, and this brought Whitney’s idea of launching a woman led dating app. She founded Bumble to empower women and also to give them a voice in the society. She also wanted a workplace where women can thrive. Since 2014, the company has been focusing on growth and development. Today, the app has more than 33 million users and is available in 144 countries with a workforce of more than 80 employees working across the company’s offices. Recently, they have been working to spread the App’s presence in New Zealand, which is globally known for putting women rights first.
Under Whitney Wolfe’s watch, the dating site has grown to include new features that would ensure smooth process of finding a perfect match. The company introduced Bumble Biz, a new digital approach to professional working. Apart from helping women find their match, Whitney also created a platform where ladies can upload their CV’s and get a job that matches their skills. Bumble Bff was another unique feature that enabled users to find their best friends. Bumble Bff help ladies have close friends to spend time with; like going to the gym and having a ladies fun time. Wolfe has a successful career as a businesswoman and has already achieved a lot in her 20’s. Her career life has inspired a lot of young women who want to join the business world.
In 2017, Whitney Wolfe made headlines with her Italian destination wedding. He tied the knot with the love of her life Michael Herd, an oil and gas company heir. Michael Herd, who is also a businessman in the hospitality industry and oil and gas sector, first met Whitney Wolfe in 2013 during a vacation in Aspen. Bumble Founder Whitney Wolfe’s Whirlwind Wedding Was a True Celebration of Southern Italy