Wish You Were Here
We teamed up with Forbes/Women @ Forbes during SXSW to achieve a mutual goal: women supporting women in business, relationships, and beyond.
Through two events we celebrated women, learned about each other's respective industries, and became overwhelmingly inspired.
Here are a few of the women we were honored to have on our panel alongside Bumble Founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe and Bumble's Head of Brand Content, Alex Williamson.
Gloria Feldt: Co-Founder and President of Take The Lead, a women’s leadership movement to prepare, develop, inspire, and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. Feldt's journey from teen mom and high school dropout to president and CEO of the world’s largest reproductive health and advocacy organization, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, is an inspirational story for the ages. Feldt is also a best-selling author and visionary leader for women’s equality.
Lynn Perkins: CEO and Founder of UrbanSitter, an online and mobile service reinventing the way parents find trusted childcare. Since its start in 2011, over two million hours of babysitting have occurred on the UrbanSitter platform.
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh: Founding Editor-in-Chief of MuslimGirl.com, the leading online magazine for American Muslim women. Al-Khatahtbeh's opinions have been quoted in such publications as Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, and the International Business Times. Among her other accomplishments, she's been featured on Forbes "30 Under 30" list.
Deepti Sharma: CEO and Founder of FoodtoEat, a service where companies order team meals from mom and pop food vendors. Sharma is helping immigrant-owned small businesses use technology to grow. She’s a Forbes "30 Under 30" alumna and recently joined the NYC Food & Beverage Hospitality Council.
Lauren Weiniger: Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of SAFE, the SAFE sex app on a mission to disrupt the spread of STDs in our lifetime. SAFE lets you see your verified STD status on your phone as well as allowing you to check your partner's status. It's also the easiest and most affordable way to get tested (at your doctor, clinic, or at home).
Bumble is inspired by the women we've highlighted, but we're also inspired by all you wonderful, powerful, intelligent women everyday!
The Bumble Hive