Fighting against gender stereotypes, Whitney Wolfe created the popular dating app known as Bumble. Essentially, Bumble recognizes that all genders can initiate a date, but gives the upper hand to women, as the app suggests that the female should make the first move in the online dating app. Bumble not only recognizes gender equality rights, but also other public issues such as gun control; although this public opinion on controversial matters may be seen as a no-no by other companies, Bumble chose to take a stand on having a voice on what matters, while encouraging their app users and community to do the same.
Whitney Wolfe, with the help from Andrey Andreev, created the very popular app, Bumble, which now has over 30 million users! Wolfe mentions that it is incredible to think about all of the relationships and marriages that have sparked from this innovative app. This is an extraordinary example of how some cases of breaking gender norms can lead to a mass success. The app and its relationships are not the only successes of Whitney Wolfe, as she also has worked quite hard to create a Bumble Hive in New Work City, which is a cute and cozy location where Bumble users can meet up, and perhaps even have their first date after a connection has been made! Believe it or not, the Bumble Hive was created and decorated to resemble an actual bee-hive, with yellow honeycomb interior, which is another reason why it is definitely worth checking out.
Bumble BFF is another creation of Whitney Wolfe’s, which can help foster many friendships via the online app. Whitney Wolfe is also successful in her own relationship, as she married her husband Michael Herd in 2017. Educated from Southern Methodist University (located in Austin, Texas), Wolfe started her philanthropic efforts selling tote handbags for charity. Although extremely successful with many endeavors, Whitney Wolfe is still striving to do more for the welfare of the society. Wolfe encourages people to share their voice and be true to their selves, regardless of what stereotypes may be seen as potential limits.