Whitney Wolfe’s Impact on Gender Issues

Whether the date is initiated in person or via the internet, there has been this idea that men are supposed to initiate contact and the first date. Not only is this frustrating for women, who are just as capable as sparking a conversation about dating, but also a bit unfortunate for men, as they are under pressure to always make the first move. Whitney Wolfe Herd realized that both parties could benefit from an app that encouraged women to make the first move, so she created Bumble, which is one of the top dating apps at the moment. Essentially, Bumble enforces that the woman of each match initiate contacting the match mate, and with over 30 million users, it is clear that this idea has been quite a success!

It appears that Whitney knows what she is doing when it comes to relationships, as in fact, she recently just married her hubby, gaining the last name Herd to her profile. Romance isn’t the only expertise of Whitney Wolfe Herd, as she has also created the successful apps known as Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz. Whitney Wolfe Herd’s intention for Bumble BFF was for people to make new friends via the online app, while her goal for Bumble Bizz was to help people connect with business contacts, allowing others to succeed in their career endeavors, too.

Realizing the impact that technology has on today’s society, as well as the current issues that reside within it, Whitney Wolfe has created multiple platforms for people to gain social contacts from. Bringing her work to life, Whitney Wolfe Herd has even made a location in Soho New York, where a (pretend) bee hive is now present, allowing those who connect via any of the Bumble apps to hangout in a beehive themed location. Bumble founder feared she’d be blacklisted after Tinder lawsuit.

With Whiney’s female empowerment successes gaining buzz worthy attention, we can be eager to see what her next great hit is!

About Whitney Wolfe: www.forbes.com/profile/whitney-wolfe/