When it comes to business and entrepreneurial leadership skills, one outstanding individual is Mrs. Whitney Wolf. Born in 1990 in a wooded area of Salt Lake City, one would never guess that her life today is highlighted by significant contributions in the Technology Sector.
Mrs. Whitney Wolfe attended Southern Methodist University, where she majored in International Studies, and while in college, she started her first business at the young age of 19 selling bamboo tote bags to benefit areas affected by the British Petroleum oil spill. After graduating, she traveled to Southeast Asia, conducting humanitarian assistance in orphanages. Mrs. Whitney Wolfe joined Hatch Labs at the age of 22, and through that company, started a new business called Cardify. Subsequently, Mrs. Whitney Wolfe moved on to bigger accomplishments becoming vice president of marketing for Tinder and helped come up with the name of the App. After leaving Tinder, Mrs. Whitney Wolfe would go on to accomplish her greatest success, by becoming founder and CEO of Bumble.
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As of 2016, Tinder and Bumble became the first and fourth most popular dating apps, based on monthly user subscriptions. Mrs. Whitney Wolfe is also Business Insider’s 30 most influential women under 30 years of age. Moreover, she has received Elle Magazine’s women in tech award. Andrey Andreev (founder of Badoo) contacted Mrs. Whitney Wolfe, encouraging her to create a dating platform; Hence, Bumble launched in 2014 and currently has over 11.5 million worldwide users.
The significance of Bumble is that for the first time with modern dating apps, Mrs. Whitney Wolfe has empowered women with control that traditional dating apps failed to provide. Before Bumble, many traditional dating apps had started developing a bad reputation of exposing women to sleazy and slimy pickup tactics and random comments frustrating female users. Bumble helps put women back in charge of how they wish to communicate and with whom they are interested in proceeding. A recent enhancement to Bumble, called Bumble BFF enables switching to BFF mode, wherein people of the same sex that Bumble thinks one would want to be friends are shown.
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