The Life of Whitney Wolfe Herd

Whitney Wolfe Herd is an American who was born in 1989 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is an entrepreneur, the founder, and CEO of Bumble and a co-founder of Tinder, a women empowerment dating app. She is the daughter to Michael Wolfe, a property developer and Kelly, a housewife. She went to Judge Memorial Catholic High School but, later when she was in 4th grade, her parents moved her to Paris, France. She attended Southern Methodist University where she studies International studies. She also took part in Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Visit on her twitter for latest updates.

Achievements

Whitney Wolfe had many accomplishments. Among them; She was among the 30 most important women under 30 in Tech in the year 2014. She was also named among Elle’s Women in Tech in 2016 and among the 2017 and 2018’s Forbes 30 under 30. Whitney has been featured on the covers of Wired UK, Forbes and Fast Company. In 2018, she acquired a position in Time magazine of the 100 most influential people.

At the age of 19, while she was still in college, she started a business to sell bamboo tote bags which was helpful to individuals’ affected by the BP oil spill. Together with Patrick Aufdenkamp, they partnered to launch Help Us Project, a non-profit organization offering the bags. These bags received worldwide recognition when celebrities including Nicole Richie, and Rachel Zoe were photographed holding them.

After her graduation; Whitney Wolfe she traveled to Southeast Asia where she started working with orphanages. At 22, she joined Hatch labs. She joined Tinder, in 2012 within the IAC startup incubator. She then became the vice-president and co-founder of the dating app. She also received accreditation for fueling the app’s popularity in colleges. She left the company in 2014 due to an unavoidable tension with its executives, and she later filed for a sexual harassment lawsuit.

Later in 2014, Whitney Wolfe launched Bumble dating app, aiming at offering women more freedom of expression and control to make the first move, unlike the traditional dating apps. Three years later, the app has shown incredible growth with over 28 million users worldwide.

She is married to Michael Herd, and she has one sibling; Danielle Wolfe.


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