Women in Power- Whitney Wolfe

The advancement of technology has brought a big difference when it comes to age, and the Internet sector has been highly dominated by the male gender. Social media platforms including Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google among many others were founded by men, and when a woman comes to play in the technology industry, they attract massive attention. Whitney Wolfe Herd is one of a woman who has attracted the attention of many in the technology industry, she is the founder of a female-dominated dating app Bumble. It is not the first time Whitney Wolfe is getting involved in the rare industry, but she has been in the sector before when she was the Vice President of Tinder another online dating app.

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Tinder dating app made it easier for people to connect romantically, but it it not change the dating industry as Bumble did when it came to the market. Bumble was founded to empower women that is why it is known as a feminine dating app which gives women an opportunity to make the first move. Whitney Wolfe Herd took an example of the Sadie Hawkins dance concept where girls ask boys to dance. Because of its nature where women make the first move Bumble dating app has become popular with over 3000 million users. Wolf Herd’s vision was to empower women with the dating app. The online dating business has a valuation of a billion dollars. Being a go-getter she does not settle in only creating women first dating app, she has gone ahead to create Bumble Bizz, and Bumble BFF which gives their users an opportunity to connect with others in business as well friends.

Whitney Wolfe Herd was born in Salt Lake City, and he began business while still in college at Southern Methodist University when she was selling the bamboo bag to areas affected by Bp spill oil. After her graduation, Whitney Wolfe got an opportunity to work with Hatch Lab, and later she joined Tinder and left after two years. She began Bumble and has been successful ever since the inception of the dating app. Whitney Wolf Herd met her husband Michael Herd during a separate family vacation and they were introduced by a mutual friend. The friendship grew and the two were engaged and he proposed to her after two years of dating while in their family ranch. Michael and Whitney got married in Villa Tre Ville in the Southern Italian town of Positano.

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