Bumble Celebrates First Movers for International Women’s Day
When we first launched Bumble, we were told our app would never be successful, because women would never make the first move. We were determined to change the stereotypes placed on both women and men in the dating landscape, and the doubt only inspired us to work harder to change society’s perspective. A little over two years later, we’ve passed 250 million times women have made the first move on Bumble.
With International Women’s Day in mind, we’ve teamed up with some of the most influential first movers in their respective industries. Aly Raisman, Barbara Corcoran, Kelsea Ballerini, and Sophia Danenberg have defied naysayers and proved people wrong, and we want to honor their achievements.
Today, we ask you to celebrate you and your loved ones’ most accomplished first moves. However small they may feel, first moves are a step in the direction of creating the life of your dreams. We want to hear about them! Share your first moves with us on social media using the hashtag #MakeTheFirstMove
The First American To Win Gold On The Floor
The First Female Shark on Shark Tank
The First Female Country Artist To Have Three Consecutive #1s From A Debut Album
The First African American To Summit Mount Everest
As Written By Our Founder and CEO, Whitney Wolfe
We are women who have dated, and continue to date in a male-dominated world. We are women who network, have had jobs, and will continue to have jobs in a male-dominated culture. We are women who have felt the struggles of female friendship and the pain points of friendship in a world that trains women to be jealous and competitive with one another. We are women who have grown up in a world where we were told to play a role with men -- in every category, not just dating. Our team has lived these things.
We want to change the way connecting happens. We care deeply about making an impact, not only through product and tech but in the way we can stand up for an individual user, or millions of users. We listen to our users and give them what they want and need through new safety features and more. We want to push the limits and break through the antiqued gender stigmas that we have quite literally been bred to believe. Everything (love, friendship, work) starts with a connection, and we plan to be a force for change towards a better society and world.
We are every single woman getting on the app to look for love, friendship, a job, and more. We have been them and will continue to be them. We aren’t perfect. We have a long way to go, and we won’t stop.