Whitney Wolfe, founder and CEO of the app Bumble, was born in Utah in 1989. She married Michael Herd in 2017. Wolfe graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in International Relations. In 2012, Whitney Wolfe co-founded Tinder with her then boyfriend Justin Mateen. She left Tinder in 2014 after filing a sexual harassment claim against the company, which was settled with Wolfe receiving $1 million.
Initially, Wolfe did not plan to work on dating apps again after leaving Tinder. After being contacted by Badoo founder, Andrey Andreev, a few times, she came up with Bumble. Andreev would own 79% of Bumble, while Wolfe would own 20% and serve as the CEO. Bumble is a dating app in which the women are the ones that need to engage with their match up first. If they don’t swipe right or converse with their matches in the first 24 hours then the match disappears. The app was launched on December 2014 and currently have over 35 million users. It is the fastest growing dating app and by 2017, the company made $100 million in revenue. Currently the company has a valuation of over a billion.
With the popularity of Bumble, it soon caught the interest of Match Group. Match Group, which owns OKCupid and Tinder, offered to purchase Bumble in 2017. Whitney Wolfe turned down the $450 million offer as well as the following $1 billion offer. Even after many talks, a deal could not be reached between the two companies and Match Group decided to sue Bumble for trademark infringement in March. Whitney Wolfe in turn, counter sued Match Group for $400 million in damages. Despite the ongoing lawsuits, Bumble has continued to grow its user base and has since gained 5 million users.
In addition to Bumble, Wolfe also launched Bumble BFF, which focuses on finding friends and then Bumble Bizz, which helps women network their careers. Recently, Whitney Wolfe has joined the board of Imagine Entertainment. The chairman of Imagine Entertainment, Brian Gazer, praises Wolfe for her brilliance and thinking, adding that she’ll bring a new perspective to the board.
Patty Rocklage, a graduate of psychology from the University of Southern California, is a licensed Psychotherapist with over two decades experience, practicing in Massachusetts. Patty Rocklage has a warm personality that enables her to encourage her clients to face challenges courageously. Most of her clients are couples and families discouraged from life struggles.
Through her line of work and much exposure, she has gained many valuable skills such as coaching, team building, public speaking and teaching which have enabled her to reach out to her clients in overcoming their challenges leading to personal growth. She maintains her clients’ confidentiality due to the sensitive nature of their struggles.
Together with her husband, Dr. Scott Rocklage, Patty Rocklage is dedicated to giving back to society through donations and volunteering. They offered financial support to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Chemistry department in 2006 towards the renovation of nanochemistry and nanotechnology lab that would be used by chemistry professor. They were honored by the institution by displaying their plaques on the renovated labs.
Patty Rocklage likes being involved; she volunteered for the Sudanese Education Fund, which sole purpose was to help people who had relocated from Southern Sudan to Massachusetts find stable jobs and financial stability. The jobs will enable them to attain financial stability hence being able to run their day to day activities.
At one point Patty Rocklage with her husband made a decision to change their house design by renovating. This renovation is used as a case study on the contractor’s website. They selected the Sudbury Companies to complete their whole house renovation with the help of Ed Freedlender as the project manager. They wanted timely and quality results, they had their specification. They were amazed by the results that Ed and his team attained at the end of the renovation project and what Patty Rocklage knows.
During the renovation project, The Rocklages engaged in environment conservation activities, their landscaping plan recycled rocks and old stones from the property, they made the driveway by crushing stones to allow water to filter through and they bought changeable glass units that ensured bugs remained outside during summer as well as provide heat during winter and more information click here.
Even though many facets of global society have made tangible progress in the area of women’s empowerment, when it comes to the issue of women in the workplace many industries and companies have a very long way to go. According to CNN Money less than 15 percent (14.2 percent to be exact) of the businesses that comprise the S&P 500 have women occupying the top five leadership spots. According to the Center for American Progress women working in the world of technology in Silicon Valley occupy just 14 percent of “senior management” positions at startups based in the area.
Thankfully people in the world of business are stepping up to do something about increasing the number of women who are able to hold senior leadership positions. By now many people are probably familiar with Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s book and campaign aimed at encouraging women to “lean in” and demand what they deserve in the contemporary workplace. But long before the world was inspired by Sandberg’s message about encouraging women to take control of their careers, businesswoman Malini Saba was taking the world of investment by storm.
She is the founder of a non-profit organization known as Stree: Global Investments In Women that is charged with the mission of creating social change for women and children around the world. Her non-profit has worked to help empower women in Europe, India and Central America. Recently Stree: Global Investments In Women has awarded scholarships to girls in the West African nation of Ghana, supported people devastated by an earthquake in the Latin American nation of Ecuador and donated tents and blankets to homeless individuals in New York City.
Lime Crime Cosmetics is one of the most high in demand indie brands out there. It’s a cruelty-free, vegan and fun make-up brand that offers lipsticks, eye shadows and eye liners in bright and vibrant colors. Thanks to social media, like Instagram and Twitter, Lime Crime Cosmetics, as well as founder and CEO; Doe Deere gain a lot of popularity and new customers. Doe Deere stated that Instagram is more than just social media to her. It’s a platform for ecommerce and to be in touch with customers on a more personal level.
In 2008 Lime Crime Cosmetics was born and with that the first “Unicorn Lipsticks” were launched. In 2012, Doe Deere broke the internet again with launching the “Velvetines”, the first liquid lipstick that is matte. Lime Crime was the first indie brand, that convinced women to be able to buy lipstick online. The clever “on-lip” lipstick swatch shows how the color looks on real lips, rather than being crushed or swiped on a piece of blank paper.
The unicorn Queen, whose birth name is Xenia Vorotova moved from Russia to New York City at the age of seventeen to pursue a career in fashion. She went to the Fashion Institute Of Technology and got a degree in fashion design. However, she found more interest in make-up and believing strong in something she visualized for years. Being a fan of bright colors, unique appearance and strange combinations of patterns, Doe Deere became the “It” girl on the internet. Her blog was overflowing with questions and supporters and a lot of young people found the strength to be strong, unique and different, just like her. She was the leader of a new community.