Whitney Wolfe has been fighting a good fight recently and protecting her company against evil. Her company Bumble, which is a dating and networking app, put out a full-page advertisement inside the New York Times saying “Believe Women” meaning that people should believe women who say they have been victims of sexual violence. Bumble, although a new company less than four years old, has 40 million users and is worth an estimated 1 billion dollars and Whitney Wolfe, the founder and CEO, has a stake of 230 million dollars. Bumble also made a corresponding donation of 25,000 dollars to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. She has said “It is an important moment to remember that for too long, women have been preceived as less. Whether that is in believing them or respecting them or honoring them or investing them or paying them. Enough is enough. Connect with Whitney Wolfe by visiting her linkedin account.
Here we are as this company with profitability. Not every woman has the ability to take a full page ad out and share what they want to say. It is on us to use our voice in a constructive way.” In the past Bumble has also taken a stance on another controversial issue. The company banned pictures of guns from profile pictures in March and donated 100,000 to March for Our Lives, which was an anti-gun violence rally organized by the survivors after the Parkland, Florida high school shooting where 17 people were killed. Whitney Wolfe has also had to protect her company against evil on another front. Neo-nazis posted photos and phone numbers of Bumble’s staff encouraging people to harass them and the FBI stepped in and took them down. “Misogyny is a very dangerous thing and there are a lot of people that still believe in it,” said Whitney Wolfe, who now employs a bodyguard and has already full-time security at her company’s offices. “It’s a very alive mysogynistic moment in America right now.”