Whitney Wolfe has become one of the most respected and successful female entrepreneurs in the world. The CEO of Bumble, Wolfe has been recognized as an excellent entrepreneur at a very young age. She has already been named one of Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech. She continues to demonstrate that she is an innovator in the technology world.
Whitney Wolfe is a native of Salt Lake City Utah. She worked her way through Southern Methodist University, where she majored in International Studies. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and had the opportunity to study abroad at Sorbonne University in Paris. She soon began her own business and began working for a company called Hatch Labs. It was through Hatch Labs that Wolfe began one of her biggest projects- Tinder. Wolfe was the vice president of the the dating app that went on to have tremendous success. Read this article at techcrunch.com to know more.
Despite great success, Whitney Wolfe understands that being an entrepreneur, especially a female can be quite challenging. During her career Wolfe has experience harrassment and discrimination while building various companies. She has fought through these challenges and been responsible for breaking down barriers for other women. Recently Whitney Wolfe had the opportunity to speak about these challenges at Vanity Fair’s Founders Fair. Wolfe spoke about the challenges that entrepreneurs face when starting a business. There were other well known and respected females at the conference including Emily Chang of Bloomberg Television, Katrina Lake, of Stitch Fix and Anastasia Sartan, the founder and C.E.O. of Epytom.
Whitney Wolfe has been recognized many times for her work. She was named as one of Elle’s Women in Tech in 2016. Just a year later she was named one of of Forbes 30 Under 30. She has been recognized by major publications like TIME and Fast Company. Still under 30 years old, Wolfe has built and impressive resume and appears set for continued success.