From being perceived as a joke, to being CEO of one of the most renowned dating apps, a look at how Whitney Wolfe did it

At only twenty years old, Whitney Wolfe has achieved what myriads of people twice her age are still building castles about. Currently the chief executive officer of Bumble, one of the most renowned and also fastest-growing dating apps in the world, Whitney Wolfe began as an employee at Tinder, also a famed dating app. However, in 2014, Whitney resigned and sued the company on grounds of sexual harassment. Whitney revealed that Justin Mateen, her ex-boyfriend and former boss at Tinder had sent her abusive texts, and even gone to the extent of referring to her as a whore after she put an end to their relationship. Whitney also revealed that one of the co-founders of the firm also said that having a female co-founder as part of the company, made Tinder seem like a joke to the outside world. Read more about Whitney Wolfe at Wikipedia

It is thanks to these chauvinistic acts that Whitney Wolfe decided to create bumble, a company aimed at not only making dating easier but also at creating a world where women can seek career growth and success without any discrimination. She however revealed that despite the success she is currently experiencing now, what she went through before resigning from Tinder caused her to go into a deep depression and establishing Bumble was her ultimate revenge and the only way that she was able to recover. Today, Bumble stands as Tinder’s top competition and according to experts, her company will have caught up and even surpassed her rival’s success in a few years. Whitney’s case against Tinder was settled at an undisclosed sum.

Whitney Herd urges women not to engage with male bullies and harassers who go about giving unwanted complements. She urges them to tell them off because doing so not only gives them peace of mind, but is also not worth their time. She further urges them to make the first move in a relation and additionally not to take it personally when they are rejected because she, herself has been rejected severally.

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Currently married to a loving and successful man known as Michael Herd, Whitney Wolfe is undoubtedly the perfect example of strength of a woman. From being sexually harassed and depressed, to being CEO of one of the fastest growing companies and also being listed on Forbes 30 under 30 list, Whitney is no doubt a pace setter to all women out there struggling to get to the apex of success in a male dominated world.

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