Whitney Wolfe is the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of a dating App called the Bumble. The great entrepreneur was once a victim of sexual harassment and discrimination. Whitney filed a case against Tinder, her previous working company alleging them of sexual harassment against her when she was working for them. Wolfe used to work with Tinder Company as a marketing expert and vice president of the organization. The case was settled in court and Wolfe paid an undisclosed sum of money. This literally opened a new chapter in her life.The experience of Wolfe with Tinder was an eye opener to build an app where women who had faced the similar challenges she had faced could come together. The idea was to bring together victims of sexual harassment so that they could speak in one voice. Whitney Wolfe received a big backlash and abuse when she came forward that she had been a victim of sexual abuse from the online media. She, therefore, found it wise to create a platform where the various victims of sexual abuse could talk freely without negative criticisms from the masses.
Although her initial idea failed to serve the intended purpose, Whitney Wolfe is happy to have created one of the greatest dating sites. In fact, the site has now more than 18million users. The idea that women could not make the first move on men was one of the stereotypes that Wolfe wanted to do away with. She believes women can make the first move on the man they feel attracted to without any fear whatsoever. Whitney Wolfe is a champion for women rights through her app and she longs to break the education system which has disadvantaged many young women. The Bumble App has over 80% women workforce and any sexist comments are unwanted in the platform. She is setting a pace for women empowerment in the technology industry.
Who is Whitney Wolfe?
Whitney Wolfe is one of the greatest women entrepreneurs in the American industry. She is the founder of Bumble dating app and co-founded the Tinder dating site. Forbes has put Wolfe’s Bumble dating app to be worth more than $1billion. Wolfe was born in 1989 in Salt Lake City in Utah. She attended Southern Methodist University where she graduated with a degree in International Studies. The young entrepreneur has a net worth of approximately $250 million. Whitney Wolfe is married to a business tycoon Michael Herd.