Whitney Wolfe Empowers Women With Dating App
The dating app catered to women, Bumble, is opening its doors in the form a new pop-up, temporary location in New York. This area, referred to as the Hive, will be up and running for a month and can be used for Bumble dates, fans, and networking. It will also be open for friend to just hang out and get to know each other in the inviting space. The Hive is Bumble’s reach into the community that has grown so quickly around this empowering dating app.
Bumble’s founder, Whitney Wolfe, created the app in order to create a brand that extends beyond just dating. The app is used to form friendships and also to get involved in job networking. Whitney Wolfe currently has plans to expand even further into BumbleBIZZ, which will take on social and profession networking and help user navigate through those difficult waters.
In addition to being a hang out location, the Hive will also host several different events that discuss female empowerment, entrepreneurship, and relationships. Whitney Wolfe will be hosting a panel alongside the founder of theSkimm. Dryer and Forbes will also be the hosts of sessions so they have some big names in attendance. The Hive will feature a coffee and alcoholic bar and Bumble merchandise, and all the money earned will be donated to charity. There is a possibility that will expand with similar ventures in different cities in the future.
Whitney Wolfe founded Bumble in 2014 and is now their CEO. She is heavily involved in the company’s actions and is always coming up with new ideas, like the Bumble BFF app. The goal of that app is to promote friendships between women. Whitney Wolfe is also the co-founder of Tinder and in 2014 she was given the honor of being names of of the 30 Most Important Women Under 30 by Business Insider.
She grew up in Salt Lake City in Utah and went on to attend the Southern Methodist University. She created her first business while still in college and gave the proceeds to the people who were harmed by the BP oil spill. After college, Whitney Wolfe spent time volunteering at orphanages in Southeast Asia.
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