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Watch Dedman College Alumna Whitney Wolfe: How to Make a Feminist Dating App

The Atlantic

Originally Posted: November 1, 2016

When Whitney Wolfe, the founder of the dating app Bumble, was in college, she was always comfortable making the first move. Today, she’s at the helm of a successful app that puts women in control of initiating conversations and connections. “Generally speaking, women my age have been raised with the notion that they are meant to sit put and not make the first move in a relationship,” she says in this film. Wolfe acknowledges that despite her feminist app, there’s a gender problem in the tech industry. “You can’t necessarily blame tech,” she says. “We need to look at the root of the problem, and the root of the problem is the education system.”

This is the fourth episode of The Atlantic’s video series “Women and Leadership,” which explores insights and advice from five women in politics, entertainment, and tech. It was directed by Lucy Wells. WATCH