Whitney Wolfe’s wedding to Michael Herd was an event to remember. Whitney, an absolutely stunning bride, wore an Oscar de la Renta long sleeve gown with a chapel train made of exquisite white silk and lace topped by a delicate lace cathedral veil. The opulent seaside resort Villa Tre Ville Positano on the Amalfi Coast of Italy was the venue of choice. Their sweetly worded wedding hashtag #homeiswheretheherdis showed the world their love.
Whitney is 28 and attended Southern Methodist University, a private research University in Texas. She will be speaking at the upcoming 2017 Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston. In 2016 she was named one of Elle’s most influential women in technology and was awarded Elle’s Women in Tech honor. In 2014 Whitney was awarded one of Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech. She can be described as a visionary feminist tech guru and is Founder and CEO of Austin based Bumble.
Bumble is a location based online dating application in which women make the first move. Women initiating first contact with their matches allows for more control. More control for women has reduced instances of harassment and lower rates of abuse have been reported. This concept has proven to be a much sought after way to meet people. There are currently 20 million users and 50,000 new users join each day.
The next step for Bumble is a transformation to meet women’s demands for greater access to opportunities in love, friendship, and career opportunities. The Bumble BFF app pairs users with new friends, whether you’re looking for a best friend, a work out partner, or someone to share your niche hobby. In addition, BumbleBizz is a professional networking app in which a user may seek employment, connect with a new business partner, or a company can hire new talent. As with Bumble and BumbleBFF, BumbleBizz will require proof of identity and verify each user profile.
To complete the transformation Bumble will rebrand to Bumble Honey. Bumble’s distinct yet complementary components allow Whitney to share her breakthrough vision and make it possible for one new connection to change a person’s life forever.
Whitney Wolfe info: thebeehive.bumble.com/bumble-bff/