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Whitney Wolfe: A Short Bio

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Whitney Wolfe, the founder of the popular dating app Bumble, which focuses on empowering women through the logic of the app, has been making big waves in her community throughout the years. She is a native of Salt Lake City and went to college at Southern Methodist University where she graduated with a degree in international relations. However, the route her life would take would not involve the use of such a degree, but it would involve leading a change that would bring more women into the business world mall also empowering women through the use of her app. Despite her recent success it is no surprise that Whitney Wolfe is living a life focused in business. At the age of 19, Whitney Wolfe was selling tote bags with the philosophy that all proceeds would go to those affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. For latest update connect with Whitney Wolfe on Twitter.

Some of the recent innovations that Whitney Wolfe has made include banning photos on the Bumble app that included firearms. The reason behind this is that the Bumble community is one that should make you feel safe instead of worrying otherwise. Another idea of Whitney Wolfe was soon going to a marketing partnership with the Los Angeles Clippers. It is no surprise that this partnership was formed due to the fact that the owner of the Clippers is the only female president of an NBA team. Ms. Wolfe and the Bumble team have also declined to be purchased by rival company Match Group. Despite the fact that in DS and offer was made to buy out Bumble, Ms. Whitney Wolfe and her team declined the offer due to leadership problems within the Match Group and Tinder executives. Lastly, Ms. Wolfe and her team have begun hosting Bumble’s Bizz Pitch competition which focuses on empowering women to express their business ideas and have a chance at winning money to set up their company.

Ms. Wolfe is making waves in her community and will continue to do so to help empower others to also follow their business dreams.

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