Whitney Wolfe is the founder of the online dating site Bumble. This site has been around since 2014 and it is now one of the best dating sites in existence. Wolfe created this site to be a female friendly dating platform that will allow women and men to find love. She made the site unique by taking a woman first approach. This is a part of the feminist agenda that Bumble serves for modern females.
Before Wolfe created Bumble, she was afraid of being blacklisted from the world of business technology. Her fears were warranted. In case you did not know, Whitney Wolfe used to be a founding member of Tinder. She was a part of the marketing team that helped to promote Tinder when the site was first launched. During her tenure with Tinder, Wolfe had dated one of the personnel that was a part of this group.
Their relationship eventually ended and when it was over, Whitney Wolfe was degraded and put down. The gentleman that was her former boyfriend turned on her and treated her less than human. She endured a lot of sexual harassment and verbal assaults from various members of the Tinder organization. Eventually, her boyfriend’s sexual harassment and acts of gender discrimination caused her to end up quitting Tinder.
She then took her the organization to court. She won a lawsuit for millions after this situation was resolved. While Whitney Wolfe vindicated herself against the people who tried to bring her down; she was unfairly labeled as the “lawsuit girl”. This name and many more like them made Wolfe really sad. For a while she was near rock bottom from this type of unfair slander. Many people in the tech world did not want to be bothered with her. It was as if Whitney had a “Scarlett Letter” tattooed on her chest.
Thankfully, a businessman by the name of Andrey Andreev believed in Whitney. He partnered with her to start Bumble. Since that time, Whitney’s site has exploded to become one of the best dating brands in world today. Whitney Wolfe was nearly blacklisted from the world of tech startups. Ultimately, she had the right support and the belief in herself to overcome that obstacle. Now, Bumble is a shining example of how a strong willed woman can make a difference.