An American entrepreneur and the founder of Bumble, Whitney Wolfe Herd has built quite an impressive career. She is also the founder of the very popular dating app Tinder. Recently her decisions about how to operate her app made headlines. Wolfe received threats and harassment after her decision to get rid of pictures of guns that were located on her application. The decision was made right around the time of the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
We won’t always please everyone, but we’ll always stand by our values, and that includes ensuring our users feel safe. https://t.co/rdCzHdxynd
— Whitney Wolfe Herd (@WhitWolfeHerd) June 18, 2018
Whitney Wolfe and her company decided to pan the pictures of guns after the shooting in Parkland, Florida. The decision did not make everyone happy but Wolfe felt it was the correct thing to do. She and her believe in empowering people and keeping everyone accountable in all situations. Wolfe and her dating app focus on empowering women but employee all people.
Whitney Wolfe has built tremendous success during career. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Wolfe majored in International Studies. A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Wolfe started her own business at the age of 19 selling bamboo tote bags. Whitney Wolfe is the CEO of Bumble, a location-based dating application that helps people find a match. As of today the company is valued at more than $1 billion. Users are required to log in via Facebook and from there go on to build a profile with photos and basic information.
Whitney Wofle has a ton of experience in the marketing world. Wolfe has served as vice president of marketing for Tinder and was responsible for the naming of the app. In 2014 she was named one of Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech. She has been featured in major publications including Forbes and Fast Company. Whitney Wolfe and her work continue to make an impact across the globe.
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