Bumble Chief Executive Officer Whitney Wolfe Herd was recently named to Fortune’s 40 Most Influential People Under The Age of 40 list. The annual list honors people who are making a major impact in the business world before they reach the age of 40.
This is a special accomplishment for Whitney Wolfe, considering the fact that she hasn’t even had her 30th birthday yet. This latest honor is just another example of what a great year this has been for Whitney Wolfe Herd. Here is a look at some important moments that Whitney Wolfe Herd has been a part of this year.
Sponsoring The Los Angeles Clippers
Bumble and The NBA’s LA Clippers announced that they were starting a marketing partnership. Based on the terms of the agreement, The Clippers will now have the Bumble logo on their uniforms. The two organizations will also work on special projects in the community to help girls and young women.
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Ending The Partnership With Facebook
In the past, Bumble app users were required to have a Facebook account. However, Bumble has changed this requirement in order to attract people who do not use Facebook. Herd now allows users to open a Bumble account through their phone number.
Working With Imagine Entertainment
Wolfe Herd joined Imagine Entertainment, one of the movie industry’s most famous production companies. Wolfe Herd is excited to serve on the board because of the different projects that the company has planned for the future.
Turning Down Match Group
Match Group owns different dating apps. Match Group made an offer to buy Bumble, but Bumble refused to entertain the offer.
Banning Guns From Bumble
Some Bumble users had visible guns in their profile pictures. However, Wolfe Herd made the decision to ban any images of guns from user profiles. Wolfe Herd said that she wants the Bumble environment to be safe and comfortable for everyone.