Whitney Wolfe is the proud founder of Bumble. Her primary goal was to enhance connections for women across the world. As the Bumble’s chief executive officer, Wolfe successfully launched the Bumble BFF extension recently and predicts to roll out an extension of Bumble Bizz intended for professional women soon. Born in 1990 in Utah, Whitney attended Southern Methodist University. With her love for entrepreneurship, Wolfe rolled out her first business venture before she even completed her college education.
She initially made bamboo totes and sold them with the intention of benefiting cleanup and rescue causes after the BP oil spill. Wolfe’s bags turned out to be a huge success after celebrities such as Rachel Zoe, and Nicole Richie were once spotted using them. With her passion and profound love for charity, Whitney Wolfe moved to the Southeast of Asia after her college education. In Asia, she worked with various orphanages. Wolfe has been instrumental in several start-ups including Tinder and Cardify before she put all her focus on Bumble. Her most renowned application now ranks in the fourth position on the list of among the most popular dating applications in the country.
Whitney Wolfe invented the original Bumble app to assist in empowering women by enhancing their own self-driven decisions. The BFF extension of the Bumble also strives to empower women in other ways. The idea behind the BFF extension is that women, who after their college education moved to large cities, away from their families and friends, find it hard to connect and make new friends in addition to lacking people to take care of them in case of emergencies. However, with the Bumble BFF extension, it has been easier for such women to find compatible friends.
Wolfe also created the Bumble BFF to give women a networking way. Since Bumble is among the leading feminist dating apps, it comes in not as a surprise that Whitney Wolfe desired to empower women through professional and friendship networks. In estimation, there are more than 10 million swipes every month on both Bumble and Bumble BFF. In 2014, Wolfe made it to the Business Insider’s list of 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech. In 2016, Elle Magazine named her among several Elle’s Women.