Whitney Wolfe Herd is a graduate of Southern Methodist University the place she studied in international studies. Her entrepreneurial skills started while in college at the age of 19. This was a period when she started the sale of bamboo tote bags. This was to benefit areas affected by the BP oil spill.Wolfe Herd started Bumble which is the social networking company after she left Tinder where she was among the founding members. She is currently the Chief Executive in Bumble. It is important to note that it is the third social networking app in the world. 2014 was the year it was launched, becoming the only dating site for girls. Bumble BFF was started in 2016 as a friend-finding app while 2017 Bumble Bizz was for professional networking. Wolfe has always been at the front fighting for the rights of women and their space in the society.
It was through that the number of female entrepreneurs from different industries met at Vanity Fair’s Founders Fair to encourage each other through the challenges faced and stories of founding and leading some of the world’s leading businesses. Bumble has grown to over 28 million users worldwide in nearly 144 countries in a span of three years. This was as a result of her great vision. The company is currently worth slightly above $1.5 billion.It was through her vision that she found her way to Forbes magazine’s elite list of “30 under 30” in 2018. She as well appeared on the covers of magazines like Fast Company and WIRED.This was as a result of her hard work and determination.Girls make the first move in Bumble unlike what is traditionally known as the reserved role of men.
Whitney Wolfe has served as the marketing vice president at Tinder, the company where she was a co-founder before launching Bumble. With her marketing experience, she was part of one of the great business success stories of the smartphone age. When launching Bumble, she was keen in her choice of venue; the Manhattan space that for more than 50 years has hosted the Four Seasons Restaurant where high profile celebrated celebrities created power lunch. Her marketing career has taken Bumble to higher heights.Whitney Wolfe is married to Michael Herd who is in the hotel and oil-and-gas business. As fate will have and true to her business strategy, the love story started with Whitney taking the lead.