Most people know Whitney Wolfe as the Chief Executive and Founder of the popular app, Bumble. Bumble adds an interesting twist to the ordinary dating app by requiring women to make the first move in order for contact to be made. Last year, in 2017, Whitney Wolfe had a beautiful wedding in Italy to her husband, Michael Herd, after a quick engagement at his family’s ranch.
The Southern Methodist University graduate had her first experience in marketing popular social media apps as the co-founder and VP of Marketing at Tinder before moving on to start her own company. Bumble now not only helps its users find a date, they have launched other features to help users network to potential friends and business connections. These features are known as Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz, respectively.
Recently it was announced that Whitney Wolfe’s career just became a lot busier after her appointment to the board of directors for the media production company Imagine Entertainment. While being named to this position is impressive enough, it’s important to note that Whitney Wolfe is the first woman to ever be named to the board of directors at Imagine Entertainment. Her appointment is well timed as Imagine Entertainment recently acquired Jax Media which features several hit shows that feature prominent, female celebrities. Some of these include “Inside Amy Schumer”, “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”, and “Broad City” to name just a few. By adding Whitney Wolfe to the board of Imagine Entertainment, they are bringing a fresh new perspective that will be able to help them evolve with changing times where women are much more catered to in entertainment than they were in the past.
Brian Grazer, who co-founded Imagine Entertainment in 1986 with Ron Howard, is looking forward to working with Whitney Wolfe as he deeply admires her visionary work in all of her endeavors. Under her guidance, she managed to build a user base of more than 35 million people that have created a community that is not only strong but also empowered. It will be interesting to see what her original thinking will do for Imagine Entertainment.