As someone who has co-founded two of the world’s most popular dating apps and who has been described as a "marketing genius" by outlets such as Medium.com and Bloomberg, Whitney Wolfe is an entrepreneurial force to be reckoned with.
Having co-founded Tinder at the tender age of 22, then Bumble (which now has over 11 million users) just a couple of years later in 2014, it’s unsurprising that Wolfe was named in Forbes’ 30 under 30 this year.
When the American entrepreneur revealed her best advice for young aspiring entrepreneurs to Business Insider Australia, we dropped everything and took note. “Overcome the self-doubt—I am a firm believer that the only person who can make you feel inferior is yourself,” says Wolfe. “When you start a business or try to challenge the status quo there will be a lot of people who will put you down and try to tell you that you or your idea is wrong—don’t let that make you feel inferior.”
For women, specifically, Wolfe then offered advice that reflects the philosophy of Bumble: “Don’t be scared to ask for more than what you think you’re entitled to. I always tell young women that they have a right to own their opinion, to speak up, and to make the first move,” she says. “Ask yourself if a man were to do this would it be OK.” Just when you thought you couldn’t be more impressed, she’s also fluent in French.