Whitney Wolfe created Bumble in 2014 to change the dynamics of the dating app game with her platform empowering women to initiate romantic connections. The phrase “Make The First Move’ is the apps slogan but it may as well also be the CEO’s mantra as she expands into new ventures. BumbleBFF aims to connect women socially within a “hive” of friends and Bumble Bizz is the professional career social alternative designed for women. For each of these new endeavors, Whitney Wolfe brings with the platform not just an ethos that puts the well-being of women first, but a corporate structure that aims to empower women and bring equality to the workforce.
Not satisfied with merely revolutionizing the dating app game, Whitney Wolfe aimed to instill gender parity into the organizational structure of her company. To do something like this takes ingenuity, vigilance and thoughtful care. For instance, Wolfe identifies one issue she encountered, what she calls the “confidence gap”, finding that women generally didn’t feel the entitlement to advocate for themselves regarding salary and work conditions. This issue is compounded by the specific needs for working women, especially mothers who have to balance work with the job of raising children. It may seem paradoxical for a boss to advocate for higher wages and better working conditions for their employee’s but Wolfe instituted structural processes, like frequent reviews that have built-in salary discussions, to ensure woman had training in how-to and the opportunity to advocate for themselves. Read this article of Whitney Wolfe at Deadline
Having grown from four employees to more than eighty within four years, Bumble is more than just a successful app, Whitney Wolfe is now taking her leadership experience into the world of entertainment. It was announced in July of 2018 that Wolfe would be joining the board of directors for Imagine Entertainment, the media company owned by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. This move may reflect a Hollywood that is opening its doors and aiming for restorative justice in the age of the “Me Too” movement and it is certainly a chance for the CEO to lend her voice to culture at large and advocate for gender balance in Hollywood and that stories women care about make it to the screen. The Bumble movement reflects not just tech being made for and by women but Whitney Wolfe is a leader of a new era where women are designing the future and the future is a bright place for them.
Southridge Capital is a company that is located in Connecticut that has made many positive changes to the financial solutions sector. The company has always been there to help people and small businesses when they need it the most. Dealing with debt issues, in today’s world, is difficult, and it can be especially hard to be in debt for a prolonged period of time. Many people have found that debt has made them feel less happy and has even affected their relationships.
Southridge Capital continues to help as many people as possible with their debt issues and can work with individuals on many different levels. Their services are priced reasonably for the small businesses who need them the most. Southridge has also engaged in philanthropy, over the years, and has worked hard to be a socially responsible company. It has supported leadership in the communities it serves, giving, and volunteer work, and plans on continuing to do everything it can to have a positive impact on society.
Stephen Hicks is the founding principal and CEO of Southridge Capital, and he works to put together the long-term strategic plan for the company. He is mainly in charge of the business development needs of Southridge and how it executes its overall strategy. He put the company together in 1996 after being an active investor for over three decades. He came up with the idea for Southridge while he was serving with a smaller New York hedge fund. The Principal had made the decision to move back to Australia, and he let Hicks work on his own business on the side during the last year while he was still with the company. You can visit their website southridge.com
Stephen Hicks works hard everyday to grow Southridge Capital, and most of his days begin with him looking over the company’s portfolio. He then writes down a list of items he would like to take care of during the day and also seeks new investment opportunities. He breathes life into new ideas by drawing on his limitless experience in his field. He knows that the best ideas are the ones that can be leveraged to help the most people. Check out citybizlist.com
Jacob Gottlieb and Staut Weisbrod are two titans who have worked together in the past to manage healthcare investments. The two individuals previously worked together in Merlin Biomed Group where they were actively involved in managing the different portfolios. However, despite running separate hedge funds for many years, it is possible for the two to share a common office. Weisbord co-founded the Merlin back in 1998 where he was an investment manager focusing mostly on the various assets in the portfolio such as medical device, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare service. Due to the educational qualification background and experience in management, Weisbrod formed a winning team that included Jacob Gottlieb. The winning team consisted of individuals with networks and expertise to ensure Merlin reaches the next level.
Gottlieb was the portfolio manager at Merlin, and during his tenure, he was able to put the organization on the global market. Mostly during his time at Merlin, he was able to make the organization achieve returns over more than 100 percent in the year 2000. As a result of the effort of Jacob and other professionals, the company was able to get contracts with high caliber clients such as the major pension, endowments, high net worth individuals and family offices. After several years of investment, Merlin organization returned investments to the initial investors and closed its doors in 2007. Weisbrod later went on to create a new investment firm similar to Merlin. The new firm Iguana Healthcare Partners focused mostly on public companies in the healthcare sector such as pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, diagnostic, healthcare service and healthcare information technology among others. The success of Iguana is attributed to the ability of the organization to adapt to the changes need of the market.
After working with Merlin, Gottlieb followed in the shoes of Weisbrod and founded Visium Asset Management. The new organization formed by Gottlieb had an initial capital of $300 million, and after a few years, the company net worth had grown to 2.5 billion. The company later experienced the financial crisis of 2008 and later emerged stronger with a hedge fund more than $8 million employing more than 200 qualified individuals. However, despite the company experiencing robust growth, it came to sudden death when its three executives were accused of insider trading and mismarking. The revelation of insider trading was disclosed by Jason Thorell who was working undercover for the FBI and SEC. The investigation, however, exempted Gottlieb from any wrongdoing during his time in the organization.
Dr. Sameer Jejurikar has become one of the most beloved faces in the Dallas, Texas plastic surgery arena. Ranked among the top physicians in the country, his patients have nothing but praise for Dr. Compassion. In fact, they honored him by voting him the 2012 Most Compassionate Doctor award through Patients’ Choice. Hundreds of millions across the nation voted, and Dallas made their opinions of Dr. Jejurikar heard.
With over 21 years of medical experience, Dr. Jejurikar is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic surgical procedures. He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan before moving to begin practicing his art in Texas. He operates out of the prestigious Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, a state-of-the-art medical facility renowned for its laser, skin, and body treatments. Dr. Sameer focuses on procedures affecting the face, nose, breasts, and body. He has recently made large waves in improving the safety of the popular Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, further demonstrating his genuine care and concern for his patients and their well-being.
He and his staff understand the importance of feeling your best and that, in many cases, plastic surgery is elective. He strives to provide a warm, informative environment where his patients are comfortable voicing their concerns and learning about their various treatment options. Dr. Jejurikar also goes the extra mile, assisting patients with financing options, making arrangements for out-of-town patients, and providing the best information and help with post-operation after-care and recovery. He brings a warmth and kindness to the field of surgery, treating his patients with the same compassion that one would treat their friends and family with and making the entire process more pleasant and comfortable.
Whitney Wolfe is one of the most successful businesswomen in the world today. Her work has opened the door for countless women to gain that confidence when it comes down to dating. Bumble is the name of the app she co-founded, and she worked tirelessly to help bring it to life with the best programming professionals, coders, and experts. Whitney Wolfe created this app to give women that safe haven when it came down to dating.
Bumble utilizes a different program to help people get their matches. When a man and a woman first start swiping and a match is made, the men are not allowed to message the woman first. If the woman decides not to message the guy she matched with, the match disappears. The men then wait and wait for 24 hours to see if the woman decides to send them a message. This has helped drop down the amounts of useless disrespect women deal with on social media sites like Facebook, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and other dating apps. Men usually believe they can get away with incorrectly treating women online and harassing them. This app helps eliminate that by a landslide.
Whitney Wolfe has worked with the the team from Badoo to help build. In fact, she was spoken to by a man from Badoo about a possible new change for working with her to build Bumble from scratch. It’s incredible how the app has formed from being non-existent to now having dozens of young talented women and men working on maintaining this app.
She never intended on building an “app.” She wanted to create a platform that works on giving women that safe space when talking to men they may be interested in. She doesn’t care about not following the rules or not being exactly what the public wants. As CEO, she is aware of where the app is headed and she wants to bring it there.
The app has already added in numerous new features over the last year or two, and they continue to make new changes to make it better, more interactive, and more intuitive for users.
Hussain Sajwani is known by many as the man who has risen from a humble background to become one of the most successful people in Dubai. Venturing in entrepreneurship is not easy, and those who have tried know it, but Hussain Sajwani has proved them wrong. He owns several businesses and has expanded them to operate in various parts of the world. Where did Hussain Sajwani start?
There is a need to know that Hussain Sajwani’s success did not happen overnight and he had to work for it. He came from a middle-class family but has worked up his way to become a billionaire who is both respected in Dubai and around the world. His journey in entrepreneurship started when he started a catering business in 1980.
Hussain Sajwani is excellent when it comes to making decisions. He had seen that many people were coming to Dubai seeking work opportunities. He ventured into the food business because he knew it would pick due to the influx of people. Sajwani was in the catering business for several years, and it was successful. But Hussain Sajwani wanted even to achieve great things. Soon he was in the real estate business. When he ventured into the real estate business, his primary focus was in the development of standard hotels. The idea also became successful, and that is how DAMAC Group was born.
DAMAC Group has expanded today, and it is not only operating in Dubai but is also found in other parts of the world. Hussain Sajwani is one of the best people when it comes to marketing. It is believed his success in real estate came because of his ability to market his business.
Hussain Sajwani has attracted the attention of Donald Trump. That is why they have so far worked together on various projects. Sajwani is good when it comes to networking. He knew networking would help him to work with great people like Trump. They have built golf clubs and villas in Dubai. Sajwani is the current Chief Executive officer of DAMAC Group. The company continues to expand to other parts of the world because Sajwani wants to cover the global arena. View Sajwani’s job history on LinkedIn.
Contrary to the belief that freedom checks are free money, it means the cash payments paid to shareholders of a publicly traded company. Primarily, freedom checks are a luxury for those who invest in energy-related businesses. The law was initially introduced to promote investments in the energy sector. Currently, more than 550 companies pay these dividends to their investors. Together the companies are called Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and mostly operate refineries, drill new wells and transport fuel through pipelines. They are required to give 90 cents for every dollar to their investors to qualify for tax exemption.
Freedom checks can be traced back to President Nixon who believed that for the United States to maintain its power and independence, it has to invest in energy fully. Thus, he introduced freedom checks to act as incentives to investors. Usually, federal tax policies do not apply to master limited partnerships, and the members pay comparatively less on capital gains if they decide to sell their shares. Notably, investors can receive up to 160,000 every quarter, but the amount one receives usually depends on the number of shares one has invested.
Besides energy, freedom checks also apply to a select few industries such as Real Estates. Herein, investments are exempted from taxes, but nine-tenths of their proceedings have to go to investors. The whole point of such lucrative offers is to promote the growth of the specific industries. Matt Badiali, an investor who writes newsletters on the most lucrative tax-free investment, says that shares can sell for as low as 50 dollars, but to get a bigger free check means that you have to own more shares.
Investing in Master Limited partnerships is considered a low-risk investment because it concerns slow-growth industries such as refining and pipeline. Therefore, they can earn a steady income through the long-term contracts that they get and consequently they can pay the free checks to the investors. Also notable is that the fluctuating oil and gas prices do not affect MLPs as they mostly operate as highways and most of their income comes from transporting the products. Therefore, they can issue the free checks even when oil prices are at their lowest.
Milan Kordestani was born in the United States, in the State of California but later migrated to the United Kingdom after the divorce between his parents. In the United Kingdom, he started his early education at Eaton Square before then joining Sacred Heart Preparatory where he later graduated from high school education. His early life was dominated by love for horse riding where he could be seen riding various horses without fearing, irrespective of the level of aggressiveness portrayed by the horse. While still in his childhood, Kordestani showed great resilience to continue with horse riding. At one point, a horse threw him off the track, but he recollected himself and brought the horse back to the camp.
He wanted to compete at world class level where he could get opportunities to win blue ribbons. Through his determination and hard work, Kordestani went ahead to win several horse-riding competition. In one instance, Kordestani won the first leg of a Triple Crown horse race. His exploits would continue where he could either win or challenge for the top spot in various races that included experienced riders. His most significant achievement in horse riding is becoming second at the World Champions horse competition where he was competing with riders in his age group.
During his sophomore year, Kordestani found Milan Firms, an organization that specializes in poultry production and sale of poultry products. The organizations, which was established in 2015. The company has been raising poultry through organic means by use of saffron. Milan Firm has been producing saffron through hydroponic technology where it has been known as the first organization to use that technology.
The products offered by the company are purely organic, and they do not have foreign elements that are added to improve the production of eggs and other poultry products.
Milan Firm has been adopting a transparent production method that allows consumers to see how they produce their products. It is a firm that is based on an honest model that produces and sells products without any secret. The plants are grown by the firm use organic methods which customers can easily verify. Due to the transparency strategy adopted in running the firm, its growth has been consistent, and it is currently supplying eggs across the western coast.
A complaint was recently filed with the Federal Election Commission by End Citizen United. The complaint alleges Rick Scott is illegally supporting his campaign for Senate with a super PAC. He has currently raised $78 million. There is no limit to the money raised or spent by a super PAC but working directly with a campaign is illegal.
Rick Scott was previously the Chairman for the New Republican PAC. The PAC has pledged to assist in his election to the United States Senate. Adam Bozzi of End Citizens United stated Rick Scott is less interested in the law than his political ambitions and is bypassing the law to use the super PAC to place soft money into his account. He also said the super PAC is aiding Rick Scott in avoiding the law regarding campaign finance and paying the bills for his campaign.
These accusations were denied by Rick Scott’s campaign. Documentation was provided by End Citizens United supporting their charges. Rick Scott was also listed as the Chairman of the New Republican super PAC on their website in January. End Citizens United was created due to the 2010 decision of the Supreme Court. The PAC began encouraging finance reform for campaigns on March 1st of 2105. They want Big Money eliminated from the political system. They are working with candidates to overturn the ruling so donations will no longer be unlimited and undisclosed.
End Citizens United is collecting evidence against Rick Scott. They have revealed he is working with the New Republican and the Jenny Rucker fundraiser. The same address used for the New Republican was used for Rick Scott’s campaign. The New Republican also financed a poll for Rick Scott. A report by the Tampa Bay times stated in February Rick Scott was raising money for the New Republican. In March, a report was issued by the Washington Post that Rick Scott was preparing to host a dinner for the New Republican donors. A poll was run questioning if Rick Scott should be in the Senate race. This is what led to End Citizens United making a complaint against Rick Scott.
DAMAC Properties was founded in 2002 by one of Dubai’s most prominent Real Estate investors, Hussain Sajwani. He started off his career in a gas and oil company in Abu Dhabi before switching to become a business owner. His catering venture is still in business serving over 150,000 meals daily to military and construction workers. Hussain got into the properties industry in 1995 when he realized that most people coming into the country to trade did not have accommodation and therefore resolved to build units to shelter these people.
In 2002, Hussain Sajwani officially opened DAMAC properties, a company that has been dealing with glitzy properties ever since. It has expanded its services into cities like Doha, Qatar, and Lebanon with its headquarters in Dubai. DAMAC has successfully delivered about 20,000 homes with full portfolios and has around 44,000 unfinished projects that it’s working on. Hussain Sajwani has partnered with Trump in creating one of the biggest golf courses in Dubai, the Trump Golf Course sitting on 42 million square feet. Despite uproars by the public resulting from Trump’s business deals while in Office, the two real estate giants will keep doing business together, but instead of directly getting to the POTUS, Hussain Sajwani, the DAMAC owner, will be working with Trump’s sons and his wife who are actively involved in the family businesses.
DAMAC Properties has a reputation for marketing its products in the most flamboyant ways, offering apartment buyers Lamborghinis. This has been made possible by the brands Hussain Sajwani has chosen to work with like Bugatti. Also, the company has partnered with brands like Tiger Woods to get new designs for the golf course; Fashion houses like Fendi Casa and Versace as well as prestigious hotels and villas.
DAMAC launched its hospitality section, DAMAC Maison to provide services to people living in the serviced hotel apartments, earning it a position in the world’s biggest developers of its time. During Ramadhan, Hussain donated AED 2 Million to aid in the campaign for needy children pioneered by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid. In his opinion, children need a stable ground to start their lives because they are the future of society.