The launch of Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble Bizz was at The Grill, the former location for the iconic Four Seasons, and the original home of the power lunch. Whitney feels power lunches are not only for men, and women deserve to be seated at the table. Bumble Bizz is a career app, and for heterosexual interactions women have the first move. The app promotes mentorship among women, and sharing information. The celebration began with cocktails before the guests had dinner in the main dining room. Whitney Wolf Herd welcomed her guests including her cohosts Kate Hudson, Fergie, Karlie Kloss and Priyanka Chopra.
Fergie spoke earlier in a classic red power suit, and spoke of her Duchess Music label, becoming a mom, her career, and her work and family schedules. She talked about the importance of meditation, and the delicate balance required to be a mom. She said the day she stopped singing due to becoming a mom would never happen, and believes women must take charge, become comfortable with power, and remove past fears.
Whitney herself outlined what she believes is missing in current society. Although she admits Hashtags have power, she does not feel it is enough. The crowd listened attentively and included Princess Beatrice, Rachel Zoe, Amy Astley, Sara and Erin Foster, Leandra Medine, and numerous others. Whitney is trying to ensure the next generation is spared from what is currently happening, and cited this as her reason for creating Bumble. This sentiment was furthered by Chopra of Quantico on Mondays. She believes the opportunities given to women regarding their vocations, careers, and ability to choose the terms for their lives are what is being furthered by Bumble. The evening was about women providing support for each other.
The conversation was lively and concerned current events. The guests enjoyed filet or salmon mignon, tuna tartare, and after dinner cocktails before the special surprise performance began. This started when the stage was taken by Fergie in a sparkly jacket featuring a grizzly bear embroidered on the back and a tracksuit. She immediately launched into I Gotta Feeling, closely followed by Fergilicious. The chorus was changed to Bumbilicious. As the director of field marketing, Samantha Fulgham was with Fergie in the middle of the circle that was formed quickly. Fergie pulled off a split in the very center of the dance floor, and this ended the evening with the perfect sense of a female power move.
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In 2014, Whitney Wolfe designed a dating app, Bumble to help people find their soul mates. Currently, the CEO is no longer looking for a mate as she found her life time partner and tied the knot. Whitney married Michael Herd, a Texas oil heir in a flamboyant ceremony at the Villa Treville Positano situated along the prominent Amalfi Coast. The wedding took place last weekend. Michael Herd is the grandson of the founder of Herd Producing Co., a Texas oil company.
The couple has not announced their marriage publicly, but the guests leaked the photos taken at the event on various social media pages. One of the guests, artist Ashley Longshore, wrote on Instagram that the couple and their beautiful wedding make people believe in love, unlimited possibilities, and beauty. She went on and wished the couple happiness in their marriage. The couple used the Instagram hashtag #homeiswheretheherdis to play off her husband’s last name.
The stunning views of the Amalfi Coast set a great mood for the occasion. The bride wore a stylish Oscar de la Renta gown at the wedding. In the evening, the guests had a candlelit dinner adorned with red roses and a clear view of the breathtaking Italian coast. The bride slipped into a silky cream-colored dress for the reception that reflected pure joy from the friends, good food, and drinks. The reception venue was decorated with a canopy of lemon trees which was complimented by the lemon accents on the menus and dinner tables. The couple chose a big single-tier wedding cake that was topped with fresh ripe strawberries and other fruits.
Whitney and Michael first met on a valentine’s day in Aspen three years ago. They got engaged last July. Whitney created a dating app, Bumble, which gives the ladies more control in online dating. In 2014, she was honored by Business Insider as one of the 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech. The online dating company is headquartered in Austin, Texas. Currently, it has 35 employees. For more info about us: http://www.forbes.com/profile/whitney-wolfe/ click here.
Bumble partnered with Spotify in 2016 thus allowing its users to connect their Spotify accounts to their Bumble profiles to display their music interests. Bumble BFF mode allows the clients to find platonic friends. When the users switch into Bumble BFF mode, the app replaces the potential soul mates with people of the same sex who are also searching for friends. Bumble was the first online dating app to include photo verification in the United States. The company plans to launch Bumble Bizz, a career networking app in 2017.