Whitney Wolfe Herd

Entrepreneur

Whitney Wolfe Herd (born July 1, 1989) is an American entrepreneur. She is founder and CEO of Bumble, a social and dating app, launched in 2014. In 2016 and 2017 respectively, Bumble launched BumbleBFF, an app for finding friends, and BumbleBizz, a professional networking app. According to Forbes, the company is valued at more than $1 billion.

Wolfe Herd was named one of Business Insider's 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech in 2014. In 2016, she was named as one of Elle's Women in Tech. Wolfe Herd was named as one of 2017's and 2018's Forbes 30 Under 30. Wolfe Herd was also named one of Inc's 15 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch Out For in 2017. She was featured on the covers of Forbes, Fast Company, and Wired UK. In April 2018, she was named in the TIME 100 List.

Book Recommendations


The Plant Paradox

by Steven R. Gundry

This will destroy your life in a good way. So, it’s, basically, telling you that everything you’ve ever heard about health and wellness is completely false. So, he tells you plants are bad for you, essentially. And I don’t know what it is about this book, but it might be a little bit of hocus pocus, but I’m a full believer. And so, I think I’ve sent that book to 100 people, at this point.

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Shantaram

by Gregory David Roberts

Something I’ve always gifted and just kind of held close over the years is the book Shantaram. And I loved that it took you into this different element of human understanding. And I wanted my team to read it because I think it’s actually a great marketing example how to build a product based on human behavior, and how to understand people around you and what makes people tick. Not just what’s the ROI on some billboard. And so, I don’t know what it is about that book. I can’t summarize it in one sentence. But it just gives you a peek into the soul of humanity, if that makes sense. And so, that’s a book that I’ve gifted frequently, and I love.

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