Whitney Wolfe Herd: An Entrepreneur Out to Change the Dating Game

Patch published Amanda Moore’s article “Buzzing with Feminism: Whitney Wolfe Herd’s Journey to Queen Bee” which discusses the CEO of Bumble and her journey to becoming empowered while encouraging female empowerment on a larger scale.

Whitney Wolfe Herd worked hard to be a leader in the technology industry, particularly in the dating world. She started as a co-founder and Vice President of Marketing with Tinder, a dating platform. After going through a sexual harassment case against Tinder, she started Bumble to help make her vision of female empowerment a reality.

Bumble revolutionized the dating apps because it is women centric. Only women are allowed to make the first move after a connection has been made. It quickly rose to the top of the dating app charts, becoming one of the leading dating apps in the U.S. It has nearly 30 million users and is currently beginning to venture into new verticals. Bumble is now beginning to become a social network that allows people to connect with potential friends and business contacts as well as possible dates.

Whitney Wolfe Herd’s story begins in the college years in Utah where she studied International Studies at Southern Methodist University. One of her first ventures into entrepreneurship was a non-profit that focused on selling tote bags to help marine habitats after the BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast. The “Help Us Project” was a collaboration with the celebrity stylist Patrick Aufdenkamp who designed the bags. She continued to work with Aufdenkamp after with Tender Hear, a non-profit designed to prevent human trafficking.

After she finished her degree at SMU, she quickly went on to developing a dating app with Chris Gulczynski which allowed people to swipe right on the potential dates they were interested in. Though the app became the highest rated dating app in the U.S. and had a valuation of billions, Whitney Wolfe Herd decided to leave the company. She left after she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the company.

She wasn’t planning on remaining in the dating tech space, however she soon began Bumble after meeting with Andrey Andreev, who has Badoo. Andreev provided funding for the app and Whitney Wolfe Herd was determined to make the app oriented around women. She felt it would also help men who were similarly not served well by the current dating app culture.

Wolfe was also recently featured in the Fast Company article “Bumble Staff Faced Threats and Harassment after Gun Picture Ban” which discusses how the company and CEO have been harassed by pro-gun activists after banning pictures of guns in the profile.

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Doe Deere – article recap

Best known as the “Unicorn Queen” of the online makeup universe, Doe Deere launched her amazingly colorful online makeup company, Lime Crime, back in 2008. Born far away in Russia, she was then raised in New York City where she embarked on her intense studying of fashion design, So, when asked how she got started, Ms. Deere recounted how she became truly dedicated to the creation of vegan, certified, and completely cruelty-free cosmetics that are also bold and exceptionally colorful. Her Lime Crime line includes glittery lip gloss, trendy nail polish, colorful eyeshadow palettes, rainbow-colored liquid liners, and what she playfully calls “lipsticks that are criminally coveted”.


How Lime Crime Got Started

So, you may be asking just how the young Doe Deere got started in the cosmetics business. Her first professional experience was in designing her own clothing line. But, as it turned out, that line needed some impactful makeup to accompany it. Makes sense, right? She has always loved makeup, (naturally), but also is a fan of fairy tales. So, of course, combining the two was the next logical step for her. And, since the unicorn is her company’s mascot, she became known as the Unicorn Queen and she just loves that nickname. It’s so her!


Sold on eBay

Ms. Deere first sold her cosmetics on eBay and was bringing in steady profits within just a year. So, after launching her original limited collection in 2008, the company started to take off by 2009 due to the immense positive publicity she and her company were getting. And, from there, Lime Crime just kept getting bigger!


What’s in a Name?

Why Lime Crime? Many people ask that question because they’re curious about how she came up with that particular name for her new company. Well, her simple explanation is that she also loves rhyming. So, a rhyming session brought about those two magic words “Lime” and “Crime” and she just liked the way they sounded together. The online cosmetics-buying public seems to love it, too, since her products have become so popular. In addition, her favorite color, which is also the signature color for the Lime Crime brand, is purple. And, what does purple represent? Creativity, of course! And, let’s face it, in the field of innovative new cosmetics, who is more creative than Doe Deere?


Is Lime Crime Only Available Online?

In 2008, Doe Deere created and launched the Lime Crime line of magically inspiring and intensely colorful cosmetics. And, now they’re not only available for purchasing online but also in numerous retail stores in the U.S., as well as internationally. Of course, the retail giant, Walmart, is one of the first to carry this amazing cosmetic line, so look for it on their shelves. Other stores, like Bloomingdale’s, are now carrying Lime Crime, too. Ulta Beauty and Amazon have also recently started carrying the brand online. So, as you can see, Doe Deere and her fantastic Lime Crime company are literally everywhere!


Visit https://www.limecrime.com/about/ to learn more.

How Eva Moskowitz is Changing the USA Education

Eva Sarah Moskowitz was born in born March 4, 1964, and is an American citizen born in the New York City. She is the founder and CEO of the Success Academy Charter Schools, which was formerly called “Harlem Success Academy” at the time of its foundation. Operating in more than thirty public charter schools around the city of New York, it is a renowned school which exists since it was created in 2006 and has many other buildings scattered around the region.



The school already has more than ten thousand students, including all of the scholars included in the thirty-four Success Academy Schools. The buildings that are run by Eva Sarah Moskowitz can be found in every NYC borough except the Staten Island, for now. The CEO of the company does have plans to include her school in that region as well, to create a quality education for every citizen of New York City equally.



The founder of the successful school network is very dedicated to promoting a better education for her country. She is the leader responsible for the Great Public Schools PAC, which is a Public Action Committee that speaks for the education problems in the American nation. Eva Moskowitz was also Chairwoman of the Education Committee before founding her school chain, in 1999. She left the spot in 2005 to dedicate her life to creating her own school.



She is a very prepared businessperson to be running the Success Academy. She was a Ph.D. in history and a lot of knowledge with running a business. She is also responsible for the teaching methods of the school she runs. In the Successful Academy, Eva Moskowitz thinks it is important to apply discipline to teach the students how to become better civilians and good people.



On the same hand, Ms. Moskowitz has founded the effort academy inside the school, which is a program for students to get better at their daily life in the school.



Before the CEO decided to create her own school chains to provide a better education for her nation, she was a professor of communications and mass culture, at the University of Virginia.

Helane Morrison Fights For Justice For The Customer

Helane Morrison does not like abuse of power. One of the issues she has with this is that it causes a lot of problems, not just for the person that is the victim of the abuse, but also the person who is the abuser. The corporations are causing themselves problems in the long run because everything they do eventually comes back to bite them. This is one of the reasons that Helane Morrison is passionate about being a compliance officer. She sees the purpose behind the work that she does. This is one of the reasons that she has gained a high position in every firm that she has worked for.


In her educational years, she has pursued justice and law. She has also studied with a lot of passion towards the work that she does. This is one of the reasons that she has been effective in her career. She studied the field that she wanted to get into so that she could actually know where she could go as far as her boundaries are. One thing she wants to do is respect the boundaries of everyone that she deals with. After all, she wants to be an example of the type of society she is trying to bring forth. She is not hoping to get other people to respect boundaries by violating other boundaries.


After her work as a compliance officer with her own firm, she has decided to join a couple of other women in the founding of what has become known as Hall Capital. She has joined up as the compliance officer. This is to make sure that her company sticks to the rules that they have put forth. One thing that she wants is for people to be able to trust the companies that they deal with to be fair.