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.
Lime Crimeis setting new trends in the make-up industry thanks to it’s eclectic style. Founded by a young woman named Doe Deere, this brand can into fruition and took off in 2008. Currently today it has become one of the most popular make-up brands on the market. Self Made Magazine named her as one of the Top Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs of present time, but there is truly a method to Lime Crime’s madness.
Doe Deere got her fascinating sense of style from artistic nature. She loved dressing up and putting on make-up as a little girl. Being such an artsy individual, Deere loved bright and bold colors which she used for many of her clothing outfits and accessories. One of her first make-up memories was from her slumber party days as a child. At the age of 9, Deere and her friends would experiment with colors. Her little friends liked the tried and true color tones, but Deere longed for a much darker and mysterious look. Maybe her friends thought that she was a bit crazy, but these moments in time would manifest into something much bigger and would be transcending the make-up industry years later. Even her clothing was a form of self expression which matched her colorful appearance.
Doe Deere wasn’t always the make-up genius and from an early age, Deere was a bit terrible with her craft. Like other ambitious individuals, Deere would study her craft (in-a-sense)and began experimenting with various looks. Theatrical Make-Up was her forte as she implemented rhinestones and glitter into a creative new look. Using social media allowed her to reach a much broader demographic and it worked. Her social media accounts had created a buzz and the rest was history. Unlike many of the competitor brands on the scene, Lime Crime is universal or unisex to some extent. Female’s as well as male’s grasped her concept which took Lime Crime and the world by storm.
Although it is less unusual now than it was a decade ago, bright colored hair still turns heads and not always in a good way. For Doe Deere, the bright colored hair and flawless make up has made her an icon in the make-up world but how did she get her start?
Born in Russia, she grew up there and dreamed of being in a band. She also had a short term business when she was thirteen, she started wearing temporary tattoos and making them cool. In doing so, she was able to start selling the tattoos. Four years later she moved to New York City and followed her passion for music. This passion for music allowed her to create a band. The band helped her learn things such as work was not always fun, marketing, and being grateful for people who supported her.
She lived in Manhattan for a short while and then in Brooklyn for nine of her fourteen years in New York City. One of the band members eventually became her husband. Working together, writing songs and promoting the band allowed them to learn to collaborate with each other well.
Doe’s advice to aspiring youth is to find your unique inner-self, go where you love and let that passion blossom from there. Originally she felt very alone in her thinking but it was the realization that others felt the same way as her that allowed Deere to create Lime Crime. In 2008, when the rest of the world was still into the all-natural look, she gravitated towards bright colors. This allowed her company to be profitable from the beginning.
Lime Crime is proud of giving people the freedom to be themselves without fear of judgment, no matter if it is their clothes, makeup or hair! Found exclusively online, they are taking the internet by storm, with people expressing themselves and feeling more confident about themselves. Created by the “ever-changing, self-proclaimed Unicorn Queen”, people who wear her make-up do not have to worry about things like cruelty to animals either. Her biggest source of inspiration is her followers and she encourages everyone to follow their day dreams!