Dating App CEO Whitney Wolfe

Dating apps are a big deal nowadays. More than ever are singles finding relationships and fun straight from an app on their smartphone. Bumble a dating app has revolutionized the way people will forever interact with dating apps. Bumble was founded by Whitney Wolfe. What she began started a phenomenon amongst women daters.

Bumble is a woman first swipe app with over thirty million users. The app has garnered around one hundred million dollars since launching in 2014. With numbers like that, the female founder and CEO is a dating app maven, but she is also a feminist businesswoman. But this tech industry is no easy rise. Lawsuits are occurring amongst dating app giants and Facebook has plans of entering this competitive yet lucrative market.

Tinder is Bumble’s biggest rival. It got its start in 2012, just two years before Bumble and led the industry with being a swiping right dating app. Whitney Wolfe was actually one of the people that got this company off the ground. But being a co-founder in an industry dominated by men led to inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment. She was awarded one million dollars in her settlement in her case against Tinder’s co-founder. Later, she decided to create a platform where female daters could feel safe, be respected and have a sense of empowerment while swiping right for potential dates.

Bumble has a direct agenda to make sure women are in the forefront and are the focus of the app’s approach. Feminism is a strong message and the branding behind the entire dating app. This branding offers Whitney Wolfe’s brand a unique factor. But this factor is also missing from the market but in high demand. The billboards lining highways promoting Bumble’s branding state phrases like “Be the CEO your parents always wanted you to marry.” The company is not solely focused on dating alone. Whitney Wolfe’s company launched a second app in 2016 called BFF which helps females meet friends. Bizz is an additional app the company has created to create connections between female business associates.

Search more about Whitney Wolfe: https://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2017/11/14/billion-dollar-bumble-how-whitney-wolfe-herd-built-americas-fastest-growing-dating-app/

Robert Ivy’s Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award Crowns His Architectural Career

Robert Ivy is the current Chief Executive of the American Institute of Architects. His journey to the helm of the chief architect body in the US started in 1996 when he was appointed as the Editor in Chief of the Architectural Record.

Under his leadership, the Architectural Record grew its readership to become the top architectural journal in the US and around the globe. Ivy also became the head of McGraw-Hill Construction Media among a host of other construction-related media and publications. He graduated from Tulane University. He became US Navy Officer.

Ivy’s leadership and prominent role in the publishing industry has tremendously grown over time. To match and recognize his concerted efforts in his field, Robert Ivy has been honored with numerous awards. The most recent of the awards that he has received include the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award late April this year. He was awarded by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters as a way of appreciating his lifetime works that have shown elements of extraordinary nature.

Read more on architecturalrecord.com/articles/5547-architectural-record-editor-in-chief-robert-ivy-to-head-aia 

Receiving the award, Robert Ivy joined the league of other prominent persons who have received the award including Morgan Freeman, Walter Anderson, Eudora Welty. During the awarding ceremony, it was noted and emphasized that Robert Ivy had made numerous architectural works and publications available to the public. Robert Ivy was also appreciated for his exemplary contribution towards the architectural profession and championing creativity.

Ivy has been severally recognized before. In 2017, he was awarded by the University of Arkansas – Fay Jones School of Architecture in appreciation of his architectural publications. He had also been recognized as a Master Architect by the Alpha Rho Chi, a national architecture body in the US, for having been cited as highly vocal towards architectural design.

Ivy’s most recent award, the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award, is a testament to his proficiency in his line of profession.

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Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer: Building a Family Legacy

Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer is a phenominal businessman. Both chairman and president of the RBS Group, he has paved the way for his family legacy to continue for ages. Meltzer has held both these positions since January 1, 2016 and he wears the badge proudly. Nelson Sirotsky was Eduardo’s predecessor as Chairman of the RBS Group’s Board of Directors. Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho, the founder of RBS Group, is Eduardo’s grandfather; thus, Eduardo represents the third generation to continue the family-owned legacy of RBS Group.

In an article on Dino, Eduardo has been given the nickname “Duda” Melzer. He graduated college and went straight into business. Since then, he has been very successful. The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) is where he earned his undergraduate degree in business administration at age 26. After that, he went on to achieve his Master’s Degree from Harvard Business School.

When asked about his what his inspiration was for building such a remarkable legacy, Melzer points to the name John Davis (Harvard professor and family business specialist). John Davis is well known as one of the world’s foremost and versed experts in the field of managing family businesses. Davis began his relationship with RBS in the summer of 1999. The RBS Group was his first client in the country of Brazil. Davis’s coaching and management expertise worked well with RBS Group. Because of the combined efforts of an excellent coach, a dedicated family, and a great business model, RBS quickly became one of the largest and most important communication groups in the country. Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer mentions two other influential thinkers as part of his entrepreneurial growth process: Jim Collins and Ram Charan. Melzer strongly believes in the power of having great mentors on your team. His experience has been one of building a legacy and he continues to show growth for the company. 60 years running and RBS Group shows no signs of slowing down.

Check out his website: eduardosirotskymelzer.com

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