Women’s Health recently published Lottie Dalziel’s article “How Bumble Founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd Turned Negatives Into Motivation”. The article reveals how the CEO and Founder of the popular dating app, Bumble, helped Wolfe’s meteoric rise as a champion of women and a leader in the technology industry.
In early 2018, Bumble moved from being a dating app to acting as a full-fledged social media platform where people can network, discover mentors, and make friends. The app gained more than 29 million users and has a valuation of nearly $1 billion. See more articles about Whitney Wolfe at forbes.com
The CEO revealed that negatives can become motivation with the right mindset. She experienced how cruel abuse and bullying can be in 2014 and she also filed a sexual harassment case against Tinder, her previous company. However, she recognized that it was an opportunity to create a safe space for women to date and to rebel against the patriarchal structures of dating.
Whitney Wolfe is also ceaselessly growing. She became aware of her own biases, even though they were often unconscious, particularly around gender norms. By learning more and researching, she understood how artificial the gender norms can be, helping her regain her sense of self and confidence. Wolfe also indicates that it is important for people to look after themselves. This can be through meditation, exercise, relaxation, or other forms of rejuvenation. The downtime allows people to perform at their best.
Wolfe was also recently featured in Mike Fleming’s Deadline article titled “Bumble Founder/CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd Joins Imagine Entertainment”. The article reveals that the CEO has recently joined Tom Freston and Richard Rosenblatt on the board of Imagine Entertainment. The company is seeking to expand its branding into the documentary sphere with their recent launch of Imagine Documentaries. They wanted to bring on the Bumble CEO because she has created an empowered community as well as a global company. They hope that she will bring a fresh perspective to the value of story-telling and human connection that Imagine Entertainment prizes.
Whitney Wolfe Herd was also named one of Time Magazine’s top 100 Most Influential People. She is excited to work with Imagine because they have set the standard in the cinematic industry.
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— Bumble (@bumble) August 7, 2018
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