Online dating can be intimidating for women as they are frequently contacted by aggressive men who don’t seem to take rejection well. This fact is what has turned women away from the concept for many years and something that Whitney Wolfe and Bumble have been working hard to address since the company was created in 2014. Bumble is the first online dating app that puts women in complete control over who contacts them and who they contact.
While the dating world is a big part of Bumble, it’s much more than that and their Chief Executive Officer Whitney Wolfe is working hard to expand its offerings even more. Finding a romantic partner isn’t the only thing you can do on Bumble. It now has features to help you find friends and professional connections. Through Bumble, their more than 40 million users can network their lives in many aspects and now they can even purchase quality beauty products.
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Whitney Wolfe has a goal to empower women in many different aspects. Not only is her app aimed towards women, but most of the executive positions in her company are also filled by qualified women who are driven to succeed. The company is truly a feminist project that is helping women take control over their lives. This woman ran company was recently valued by Forbes at more than $1 billion!
While women around the world are loving the app and its ideals, there are some that aren’t so happy about it and are letting their opinions be known in dangerous ways. Whitney Wolfe and many of the other staffers at Bumble were the targets of a terrifying attack by neo-Nazis who wanted to take down the company and their team. Their personal information was posted all over the internet and the FBI had to take over to take it down. Shaken by the incident, Whitney Wolfe countered back by hiring a security team for her company and employees along with a bodyguard for herself. While the situation has caused her an immense amount of anxiety, she refuses to back down from her goals.