Whitney Wolfe Herd launched a company in 2014 called Bumble. This company, for which she is the chief executive officer, has an Android and iPhone dating app where only women are allowed to make the first move. She further expanded this app in 2016 when she incorporated Bumble BFF which is a way for people to use their phone to find new friends. It was further expanded in 2017 with Bumble Bizz which is a way for women to establish a professional network. View Whitney Wolfe’s profile at forbes.com
Recognizing that people nowadays spend far too much time staring at a phone screen, Whitney Wolfe Herd had a snooze function put into the Bumble app in early September. Most other app developers would not put in a feature that reduces the number of active users but that is exactly what she did. Users can hit the snooze button and choose to have it last a day, three days, a week, or permanently until they un-snooze the app. This button stops all notifications from the app.
She says that she’s not terribly concerned about damaging Bumble’s churn or other key performance indicators. She feels it is more important for people to be able to get away from notifications for a while whether they are going on vacation, a digital detox, experiencing new things, need to concentrate on their jobs, or whatever other reason they have. Whitney Wolfe Herd says she recently took a three-week break from social media herself and feels great about that.
Whitney Wolfe Herd has been having a busy summer in other ways as well. In July she was chosen by Ron Howard and Brian Glazer to become a member of the board of directors of their entertainment firm, Imagine Entertainment. She is now a non-voting member on this board along with Richard Rosenblatt, Jeff Sagansky, Tom Freston, and Michael Lynton. Brian Glazer says that she was selected because she is a visionary and one to think outside the box. He was also impressed that she built a global brand in just four years that also has a very vibrant community invested in it.
Robert Ivy is credited for receiving a distinguished award recently. He was honored with the Noel Pol Lifetime Achievement Award. Currently, the professional is serving as the CEO and also Vice President of the America Institute of Architects.
It is a great privilege to him because he is the first architects to receive the award. The award comes from the Mississippi Institute of Arts. The award is given to the artists who are affiliated with Mississippi. Robert Ivy was honored because of his dedication to avail architects to the people. His accomplished are many in the area of architecture. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of AIA, and he has continued to practice architecture. He was officially honored because of his commitment in the field and helping others too. See Related Article at architecturalrecord.com
Robert Ivy is not the person to receive the coveted prize, but he is the first architect. Many actors and artists have been honored with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. Some of those who have received the award include Walter Anderson, Morgan Freeman and Leontyne Price among others. The professional hails from Mississippi, and that is one factor that made him qualify for the price.
Robert Ivy is educated since he went to Sewanee where he did his BA in English. He also attended Tulane University and was honored with Masters in Architecture after completing his education successfully. Ivy has been in the field for many years, and his track records his clean. He has worked as the editor in chief of Architectural Record. While working here, he was dedicated, and through his hard work he made the journal famous, and it became one of the most known architecture journals in the country. For the many years, he has been in the industry, he has been in many positions, and he has ensured many publications. He has done a lot of things for the architectural fraternity, and that is why many organizations and individuals have recognized him. He has been honored with the Crain Award and Alpha Rho Chi. His contributions are immense, and he will continue to work towards other goals.
Bernardo Chua is a Canada-based business executive who owns and operates a company in the beverage and direct marketing industries. His company, Organo Gold, provides consumers with premium teas, coffees, nutraceuticals, and personal care products. His products can be found in over 50 nations and are sold exclusively through a global network of independent distributors.
When he started out his professional career he worked for a small family-owned company in the Philippines. After working there for a few years he found a job managing a Southeast Asia tour company’s office. He discovered the direct marketing industry not long after this and joined a company called Gano Excel. When this company sought to expand into America he volunteered to emigrate to the U.S. along with his family. He was their top executive in America and before long Gano Excel products were available across the United States and Canada. Read more about Bernardo at bitsylink.com
When he decided to strike out on his own he moved to Canada and along with a business partner started Organo Gold. This was in 2008 and his company began with just three employees. It now has thousands of independent contractors and employees around the globe. One of the reasons for the success of Organo Gold is that all of their products contain lab-grown Ganodermalucidum. This herb was something that he had been familiar with since childhood. It is thought to have several health benefits which is why it is included in their products.
Over the course of his career, Bernardo Chua has received a number of awards. He has been named as the Direct Sales Company Executive of the Year six times. In 2014 he was invited back to the Philippines where he could personally accept their Business and Industry Dangal ng Bayan Award, presented to Filipinos who have become international successes in the business world.
He is also a philanthropist. Bernardo Chua created the OG Cares Foundation which provides leadership training to young people around the world. He also delivers speeches to encourage younger people in business and has served as a mentor to many. He says that with hard work and determination anyone can become a success.
The infrastructure specialist, reporter, and public-private partnership expert, Felipe Montoro Jens recently attended the IDB meeting on March 24th, 2018. The IDB is the Inter-American Development Bank meeting was in Mendoza, Argentina this year. Felipe reported the various efforts and plans in place to help turn the economic situation around in Latin America and South America entirely. It’s important to understand the efforts made by Brazil in recent years in the area of public-private partnerships to complete much-needed infrastructure projects, create jobs and stimulate the economy. Felipe Montoro Jens recently reported many public-private partnerships in Brazil and how they have yielded many good economic results. Read this article at odiario.com about Felipe Montoro Jens
During the IDB meeting, however, it was made known that many of the PPPs have not been implemented due to lack of funding by the private sector. PPPs have been implemented to complete road construction projects, sewer and water accessibility projects and public lighting projects. Dyogo Oliveira was one of the persons at the IDB this March. Mr. Oliveira is the Minister of Planning, Development, and Management, and he brought to the attention of the board members the need for investments to kick-start more PPPs. There has been a huge increase in PPPs, but in order to make a real impact and really move things in the correct direction, investments will be needed. Felipe Montoro Jens reported, Mr. Dyogo asked for more investments to create financial guarantees. Without these investments, the PPPs will continue to not be implemented.
This argument was echoed by Luis Caputo, according to Felipe Montoro Jens. Luis Caputo is the Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Luis pointed to the industrial revolution as an important event on the horizon and the country needs to get the PPPs moving once again. While there are many successful PPPs already in place, the need for more investments was the main topic of discussion at the IDB.