Whitney Wolfe Herd, the CEO and Founder of Bumble, Inspires a lot of Women

Whitney Wolfe Herd, the CEO and founder of Bumble, has landed a $230 million fortune. Being 28 years old, it is perplexing to think the much she has achieved so far in her career. She is the owner of the fastest growing dating app which has over 22 million users across the world.

Whitney changed the dating game by founding the app that allows women to make the first move. Her business has thrived and recently, she appeared in the “30 Under 30 List” which is published by Forbes.

She was inspired to start Bumble after she moved from Tinder, where she was a co-founder, for what she termed as sexual harassment from her ex-boyfriend and Tinder Co-founder, Justin Mateen. After the ordeal, she decided to focus on fighting for the rights of women. Bumble is now Tinder’s biggest rival and competitor.

Within the first month of its conception, Bumble had registered 100,000 downloads. In an interview, she addressed various issues surrounding her career and Bumble. For latest update connect with Whitney Wolfe on Twitter.


Dealing with sexists

According to Whitney Wolfe Herd, when they developed Bumble Bizz, she received a lot of positive reactions from people who were being followed up and received inappropriate messages. She goes on to advice the recipients of inappropriate messages to ignore the messages rather than engaging with the bullies. You could resort to tell them off, if that that makes you feel better but she advocates for ignoring them because it is not worth your time. She added that women in Bumble are protected because they make the first move.

Handling men with egos

Whitney Wolfe Herd is a victim of rejection and therefore, she understands how it feels to be turned down by an egocentric man. She said that now that women are making the first moves, the dynamics evens out.

The first move

She advocates for personalized lines when making the first move. Soon, Bumble will incorporate conversation starters in the app. According to Whitney, they are still working on some ideas on the conversation starters.

Dealing with rejection

Whitney Wolfe advises the victims of rejection not to take it personally. Everything can’t work out to your expectations. However, she recognizes how hard that can be and therefore, she is working on her company to encourage empowerment, respect as well as confidence.

Learn more: https://www.fastcompany.com/person/whitney-wolfe

 

 

Futurist Jason Hope Foretells the Impact of Internet of Things in the Airline Industry

The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming increasingly popular in the day-to-day lives of people. The concept of the wireless connection to almost all gadgets has transformed the way appliances, such as toothbrushes, medical equipment, and cars work. According to an executive officer at Gartner Inc., by 2020, 25 billion items with will be connected. The Bluetooth beacon technology is a central component of the IOT, and it allows people to communicate. This technology is designed to relay and collect information. These beacons are sensor-embedded, portable, and they have attracted the airline industry. According to Jason Hope, the aviation sector is tapping into the IoT industry due to:

Safety

Airplanes, such as the Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 787s, is connected to the wireless network from the nose to the rudder. This feature enables the plane to relay real-time information. Beacons also monitor the safety items, including the toolboxes and life jackets.

Improving customer service

Most airlines are employing IoT to ease check-ins, enhance personalized travels, and creature comforts. IoT has been able to rectify the tedious procedures of having to log into the airlines’ website to secure boarding passes.

Luggage Management

In the coming years, the beacon technology would be embedded in the luggage tags to monitor them to their final destination.

Monitoring of fuel efficiency

The GE Aviation has already developed a technology that allows weather, navigation routes, terrain conditions, trajectory information to be assembled and analyzed at the fuel efficiency dashboard.

About Jason Hope

Jason Hope is a businessman, futurist, and philanthropist. Hope lives in Arizona, and he has a vested interest in technology, particularly the Internet of Things. He did his degree at the esteemed Arizona State University. Hope has an MBA from the famed ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business.Hope is a renowned philanthropist and significantly contributes to the SENS Foundation, an organization that conducts research to provide anti-aging solutions. Hope is passionate about creating a better, longer, and quality life. This love for life is one of the reasons why he supports the SENS Foundation. This organization is also keen on finding cures for conditions, such as lung disease, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease that cause the body to age faster.