Despite her struggles, Whitney Wolfe has emerged as one of the most successful women of her era. Making Forbes recent 30 under 30 list, Ms. Wolfe is looking past the fame to a more important underlying issue, practicing what you preach. “Misogyny,” according to Whitney, “is at the root of the majority of problems women face around the world.” At some point, we must fight for something more than financial gain, for principles that resonate with us at our deepest core. Now, Bumble is in a position to make some changes which will help raise awareness about some of these issues that resonate so deeply with most women.
The Idea Behind Bumble
Bumble is all about women’s empowerment, tearing down the societal norms of how traditional relationships are formed. Traditionally, men have always played the role of the initiator when pursuing women on a relationship level. Bumble changes this by granting women the first move, meaning it’s completely up to the woman as to whether or not she wants to communicate. Most people don’t realize the inequality and economic disparity that exists between women and men throughout the world. Whitney Wolfe has made it her life’s mission to not only raise awareness globally about this problem but do something about it. In a letter from Bumbles founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe issued on February 16th of 2018, she mentioned the problem she wanted to solve by creating Bumble. Billion-Dollar Bumble: How Whitney Wolfe Herd Built America’s Fastest-Growing Dating App
The Gender Inequality Problem Solved
For all the advances women have been making in the workforce, their progress in the area of relationships is somewhat lacking. Bumble was originally created in order to rectify this problem by empowering women with the capability of making the first move in a potential relationship. Four years later Bumble now boasts over 500 million first moves and is slowly growing into a platform where women can discuss gender inequality issues and join social movements like #MeToo #TimesUp to share experiences and collaborate on common political issues. Tinder and Bumble Are Seriously at War
Ultimately, Whitney Wolfe is accepting her life’s true calling, a meaning much deeper than app development; gender equality. Queen Bee Whitney Wolfe Shows Us Around Bumble’s New Headquarters in Austin, Texas
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There are many popular bands around the world, but The Chainsmokers is phenomenal because they managed to gain global fame in just a year after their debut. People loved their music because of its beat, and every time they upload it online, the music video rakes in a hundred million views. Their YouTube channel is one of the most watched channels in the website, and they acquire thousands of new subscribers every day. When The Chainsmokers debuted in 2012, they released their first single and uploaded it online. Overnight, it went viral, signaling their popularity around the world. The Chainsmokers have released memorable singles since they formed six years ago, including “Closer” which is still considered as one of the best songs from the group.
To promote their songs, The Chainsmokers would go on a world tour, and sing their new songs to satisfy their fans. Many of their concerts are sold-out, and the members of the duo – Drew Taggart and Alex Pall – could not believe how far they’ve come in the music industry. Despite their popularity, they keep their feet on the ground, and maintain a close relationship with their fans through their social media accounts. They knew how their fans helped them with their career, and it is only a right thing to do to keep their fans updated about what’s going on with their career. Whenever The Chainsmokers release a new song, their fans are eager to get their copies, and some would immediately download their new songs, contributing to the rising number of sales from their music.
Alex Pall and Drew Taggart have been working in the past as DJs, but they decided to take the opportunity presented to them by their current manager. Alex Pall, from New York City, and Drew Taggart, from Maine, never realized that their lives would make a U-turn, and they were able to do everything that they wanted after they experienced fame and fortune. The two are also close to each other, because of their similarities, especially with their passion in music. The Chainsmokers stated that they will continue creating good music for their fans and to all who believes in them.
Hussain Sajwani is a is a 57-year-old businessman based in Dubai and the chairman of DAMAC, a property developing company that he founded in 2002. He obtained an economics degree from the University of Washington. Mr. Sajwani started his career in GASCO as a contract’s manager and later on, in 1982, decided to start his own business in catering. Mr. Sajwani joined the real estate sector in the mid-1990s where he started by building hotels to accommodate the increasing number of the businessmen that were joining the Emirates. The business was doing well, and in 2002, he decided to venture fully into property development, and that is when he started DAMAC properties, a company that has grown over time to be one of the best property development companies in the Middle East.
DAMAC properties have developed properties including 8,890 units and 19,136 units that cover 9,070,264 sq. Ft. and 23,816,070 sq. Ft. in the Middle East. In an interview, Sajwani said that his company also launched a hospitality division in 2011 as well as the DAMAC Maison that will provide bespoke services to the residents of his hotel.
In 2013, DAMAC Properties joined hands with Donald Trump to create two golf courses in Dubai that are Trump branded and ranking up to $2 billion in sales. The two real estate giants have plans of enhancing their relationship to do more business with the Trump organization. During the New Year’s Eve celebration where Hussain Sajwani joined the Trump family, he stated that the two have a good business relationship and Sajwani had visited the United States in 2016 to open a Washington hotel belonging to Donald Trump. Though not involved in politics, Hussain Sajwani has a good relationship with businessman and politician Donald Trump and his family as well as having a good relationship with other head of States.
Despite being a successful businessman in the real estate sector, Hussain Sajwani is known philanthropist who likes helping the less fortunate and sometimes goes to the extent of giving out free Lamborghinis to clients who buy his properties. Hussain Sajwani also gave out AED 2 Million to help in the needy children dressing campaign.
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade started his career as a highly recognized, held in high esteem, and highly notable physician in the northern regions of Brazil. Becoming a veteran and specialized entrepreneur happened by chance when Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade also highly regarded as Dr. Carlos purchased a vehicle from a fledgling auto dealership in Campina Grande (PB) that he found went out of business. Having paid in advance for the automobile, a Ford Landau, Dr. Carlos sued for ownership of the auto dealership, won, and began to develop an automobile company that would surpass many in the industry as an outstanding business acquisition.
This event occurred in 1979. Today, CAOA, a company that is named after Dr. Carlos, has sold over one million automobiles in Brazil.
CAOA has dealerships in every Brazilian region and imports such exquisite vehicle lines as Ford, Hyundai and Subaru.
The CAOA automobile factory broke ground in 2007 in the Agribusiness District of Anápolis, in the State of Goiás (GO) making Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade the first owner of a Hyundai factory in Brazil. The manufacturing company produces such products as Tucson, iX35, the New Tucson SUVs, and HR and HD80 trucks.
In 2017 the Brazilian manufacturing company partnered with the largest exporter of Chinese automobiles, CHERY, to become CAOA CHERY, a 100% owned automobile manufacturing company.
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade has won many prestigious awards for his acuity to perfection in standards and his work in environmental awareness within the automobile industry. Such awards as Distributor of The Year as bestowed upon him by Hyundai in 2012 and the JD Power Institute ranking of first in sales and after sales in customer satisfaction surveys in 2014 and 2017 as well as many others are the reasons why Dr. Carlos has sustained such longevity and success with his business.
The idea for GreenSky Credit came to the company’s founder, David Zalik, as he was working as a consultant with some of the biggest names in home improvement. Zalik had noticed that the companies with which he was working, including Lowe’s, Home Depot and Benjamin Moore, were losing tens of millions of dollars each year when customers ended up being presented with final project costs that wildly diverged from their own personal estimates. He realized that if someone could provide these customers with instantly approved loans at the point of sale, many of these deals could be pushed through.
But first, Zalik would need to convince both retailers and banks that his idea was viable. Before GreenSky could even get off the ground, he would need to convince bankers to loan him the money to launch the venture. Later, he would need to convince many of those same banks that the borrowers with whom he was connecting them were good prospects for extending large, instantly approved loans.
Going all in on an idea
But as Zalik visited bank after bank, he slowly came to the realization that the idea behind GreenSky was simply too radical for the conservative tastes of traditional bankers. For starters, he still needed to develop a loan-making interface that would serve a wide variety of clients and industries. Without a ready-made demo, he found it nearly impossible to even keep the interest of bankers throughout the length of a single meeting. Eventually, Zalik realized that he would either have to go begging for money through venture capital firms or else he would need to raise the capital himself through the liquidation of his large real estate holdings.
He wound up choosing the latter option. This would ultimately prove to be a great bet. Without any equity partners, Zalik retained full ownership in the company. And this ultimately would make him a billionaire. Today, GreenSky is worth an estimated $5 billion, making it one of the most prominent fintech companies in the world. And as the company considers an IPO, the windfall could make Zalik among the richest people in the world.
Visa is able to process up to 20,000 transactions a second. Even at peak hours, a retailer knows in a matter of seconds if a Visa charge has been accepted. In the second that Visa is handling tens-of-thousands of transactions Bitcoin handles six or seven. During peak usage times an answer from Bitcoin can take 40 minutes. Financial Expert Ted Bauman warns that completing transactions at a glacial pace could be Bitcoin’s undoing.
During the quarter century that Ted lived in South Africa, he earned a degree in Economics and History from the University of Cape Town. He would further his education at Georgia State University and The State University of New York receiving an MBA in Finance from the former and a BS in Business Administration from the latter.
Ted Bauman spent the first 25 years of his working life employed by nonprofit organizations. Fourteen million people benefited from his efforts as a fund manager for Slum Dwellers International. A job with Habitat for Humanity as Director of International Programs brought Ted back to the States.
In Bitcoin jargon, a record of transactions is known as a mining block. These blocks are linked together to form a blockchain. Ted Bauman believes that speeding up Bitcoin’s transaction completion time is a matter of fewer data in each mining block or making blocks larger.
Bitcoin enthusiasts believe the cryptocurrency is the future of money. Ted Bauman is cautiously optimistic about Bitcoin’s future citing fluctuations in its value. This summer the value of a unit of Bitcoin dropped $3,500 in one month. Ted’s authority to speak on the subject of cryptocurrency comes from his track record of successful investing and experience as a financial consultant and fund manager.
Banyan Hill Publishing produces newsletters devoted to the subject of investing. In 2013 Ted Bauman joined Banyan Hill. He edits the “Bauman Letter” as part of a commitment to help the small independent investor grow and keep more of their wealth. The combined readership for the three newsletters Ted edits, the other two are “Plan B Club” and “Alpha Stock Alert”, is 100,000.
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Sightsavers is an organization based out of the UK. The mission of the company is to improve the lives of those who have medical conditions and disabilities. Their workers can be found all across the world from Africa, Asia, and even to the Caribbean. They will go out of their way to help as many individuals as possible. As part of their ongoing efforts, they recently had a heavy presence at the Global Disability Summit. A recent article on the website Gazette Day goes into greater depth about what happened at the event.
The summit was built around improving the lives of disabled individuals in four key areas: Respect, Education, Economic, and Technology. Sightsavers fully believes that disabled individuals deserve the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. Studies have shown that over 1 million individuals live with a disability, while an additional 80% live in underdeveloped areas. Going into this event, Sightsavers was determined to get a commitment from all parties to allocate more resources to this global epidemic.
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After days of discussions, the summit did produce substantial outcomes. Starting with the most pressing matters, 33 countries vowed to better support citizens in global conflict zones. 18 counties promised to create plans that took into account, disabled individuals. While 9 countries will make better efforts to give disabled individuals the required technological advancements, and begin working on developing laws that factor in the disabled. This is a massive step forward in the right direction for Sightsavers, and for those who have worked for years to see this shift in the world.
In our modern society, there are some places that are simply better than others due to a variety of factors. Sightsavers is an organization who is trying to make the world a fair place for those less fortunate. They have invested countless hours in information campaigns, discussions, and service work around the world. It all culminates when world powers meet at events such as the Global Disability Summit. There is now a conscious effort by many of the world leaders to help disabled individuals. It may take years or generations, but the world is changing one step at a time.
In the past few weeks, Steve Ritchie has been traveling in the country to meet the Papa John’s franchisees and team members. At Papa John, they have often trusted that People Are Priority Always (P.A.P.A) and the new CEO wanted to get the first-hand information on what they needed, how they feel, and how Papa John can improve its services.
As part of the nationwide listening tour, Steve Ritchie, the new President, could be seen talking to a team member at a Detroit store. Some of the parts he visited include Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Dallas where he got a chance to speak with the people who operate and work in Papa John’s restaurants. The new CEO acknowledges that without the people outside there, Papa John cannot exist since they are the center for the organization’s business.
Part of what Steve Ritchie listened from franchisees is their preference to make the teams an extension of their families. He also got a chance to hear from people working in Papa John’s stores talking tough to their customers and which was attributed to the lack of trust with the firm. However, the managers elaborated of how they supported local schools and charities in their communities since they are part of the community and more so they care.
According to Steve Ritchie, the conversations were tough although he believes they have a shared optimism for a new beginning. More essentially, the Papa John’s CEO confirmed that the teams are more than dedicated to moving the Franchise Company forward notwithstanding that Papa John will always remain bigger than one person. The firm is composed of store managers, pizza makers, and drivers just to mention a few and the people in the restaurants are representatives of the communities in which they serve.
As the company strives to become a completely rooted brand according to its purpose, the commitment and passion of team members to the quality of products and company will only grow. Advancing and doing better implies that the leaders should continue listening and understanding the feedback even when it’s difficult to hear in addition to taking the necessary steps to create a better company.
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Wes Edens is a great investor from the United States of America. He is renowned in the investment world for being one of the founders of Fortress Investment Group. Apart from being a partner and working at Fortress Investment Group, he has several sports teams. FlyQuest and Milwaukee are his teams. The talented entrepreneur is a graduate of Oregon State University. At the university, he pursued a degree in Business Administration and Finance. After his graduation, he launched his career by looking for a job and landed a position at Lehman Brothers. He worked at the company for more five years and was even promoted to become the managing director. Throughout his journey in entrepreneurship, he has learned a lot of things, and that is why he can successfully invest his money. He moved to work at BlackRock and worked there for four years gaining experienced and skills needed to run a large organization like Fortress Investment Group.
It is through the experience Wes Edens gained from these companies that he discovered he could start a company and even acquire more profits. He met a group of individuals like Randal Nardone who had similar goals, and they set to start a company that would later become a global one. They began Fortress Investment Group in 1998. They had the knowledge and skills on how to manage a startup. They used these skills and made the company successful. It has been growing under their leadership and has attracted customers from around the world. Formerly, it was a private equity firm, but in 2007 it became public and sold shares.
Since it became public Wes Edens has continued to work as the chairman, and he has helped the company in many ways. The company has sections like hedge funds, real estate and equity and they all went to the general public in 2007. Wes Edens is serving on the board of directors, and through his services, Fortress Investment Group is heading in the right direction. His ability to learn the market trends has helped Fortress Investment to be one of the best alternative asset management. That is why customers are happy with the services they get.
Krishen Iyer is the architect behind Quick Link Marketing that is now rebranded as Managed Benefits services. The company is headquartered in Fresno, California and provides consultancy services in dental, health and insurance fields. He graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in public administration and urban development. He is identified with his expertise in marketing that has seen the company maintain an edge in the market.
As the founder of Managed Benefits, searching for new lucrative opportunities and innovative solutions has been his main focus. He is driven to achieve the firm’s objectives by coming up with better concepts and strategies towards success. With a passion for management and consultancy, he seeks to understand the short and long-term potential of the organization and thereafter apply suitable approaches.
Krishen Iyer owes his success in academics and career to qualities such as detail-oriented and commitment to intellectualism. He has a busy schedule that entails client networking, technical bolstering, and marketing. For optimum productivity, he prefers to start the day by focusing on clients’ needs and with that in mind, take on other responsibilities. He considers communication as crucial in bringing ideas to life stating that great ideas are the result of several viewpoints arrived at through communication. Additionally, he views communication as a talent and a skill requiring to be improved with time.
He is fascinated by the recent marketing analytics that has enabled them to improve their concepts in fulfilling the clients’ needs. Furthermore, he shares that latest techniques in data collection and analysis have occasioned business growth by reducing risk and boosting efficiency. Indeed, he regards his past experiences as an opportunity to thrive through setbacks and barriers.
Krishen Iyer mentions technological innovation as a viable business idea considering that it has made it easier to connect with different parties. He goes on to declare data analytics program as his favorite software for allowing efficiency in their operations. Besides his busy schedule, Krishen Iyer is involved in community services and humanitarian initiatives.