Life lessons: Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Heard shares the five reasons she created a woman-first dating app

The entrepreneur on strengths, weaknesses and her response to a working world that was made for men

Whitney Wolfe Heard: ‘Except for my closest friends, not many people seemed to believe a woman-first dating app was necessary.’ Kristen Kilpatrick Photography

“Early in my career, I was the target of online abuse and harassment. I lived in a perpetual state of anxiety; the internet felt like the Wild West, dangerous and toxic. I knew there had to be a better way: a kinder, more respectful internet. By solving this problem for myself, I could in turn help make the online world a safer space for other women. Bumble — where bad behaviour isn’t tolerated, and where ...