Whitney Wolfe, the chief executive officer and founder of Bumble, did not bother pulling punches on stage at the annual Founders Fair that Vanity Fair held for the second time. The event took place at the New York-based Spring Studios. Wolfe stated in a conversation with Radhika Jones, who is the editor in chief at Vanity Fair and California Baby, who is the CEO and founder of Vanity Fair, that she thinks traditionally, power is regarded as something belonging to men, and it’s an excuse of behaving in a disempowered way.
Whitney Wolfe thinks they have been conditioned to believe that there is only a single seat at the table; she loves that more women are saying that they will build more seats. Wolfe, a Tinder co-founder, knows very well as everyone about the obstacles women are facing. She was involved in a lawsuit related to discrimination and harassment after leaving Tinder to start her matchmaking company. Then, Match Group (owns Tinder), sued Wolfe’s company for violating its trademarks and patents. Bumble was fast to fire back and published an open letter to the company Match Group. Read more :Bumble founder feared she’d be blacklisted after Tinder lawsuit
Wolfe Joins Imagine Entertainment Board
Chairmen Ron Howard and Brian Grazer added Whitney Wolfe Herd as a non-voting board of directors member of Imagine Entertainment. She joins Richard Rosenblatt, Michael Lynton, Jeff Sagansky, and Tom Freston on the board. Grazer said that he deeply admires Wolf as a visionary and original thinker. She’s a brilliant, young businesswoman who created a magnificent global company and an empowered, strong community.
As they are continuing to evolve and grow Imagine Entertainment, they wanted to add another person to the board who is going to bring a fresh, original perspective. They wanted someone who has a completely different thinking than them but understands the human connection value and storytelling. He continued saying that Wolfe brings a fresh perspective and relevance to their business. They were honored that Whitney Wolfe agreed to join their board.
Whitney Wolfe created Bumble app as the only location-based dating application where women make the first connection. Bumble launched Bumble BFF in 2016 as a feature for finding friends and in 2017, they launched Bumble Bizz, which is designed for professional networking.
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