Whitney Wolfe Herd made history last week as the youngest self-made billionaire and the youngest female founder to take a company public in the United States. At 31 years old, the founder of Bumble, the only dating app where women make the first move, headed to Wall Street to take her company public with her majority-female board.
The company priced itself at $2.2 billion in an initial public offering that exceeded expectations and valued the firm at over $7 billion. According to Reuters, Wolfe Herd’s net worth is nearing $2 billion since the company has gone public.
On Monday, a black maternal health omnibus bill was introduced to address the racial disparities in maternal health. Congresswoman Lauren Underwood and Congresswoman Alma Adams, who co-chair the Black Maternal Health Caucus, announced the bill via a virtual press conference with Senator Cory Booker.
For several years, the United States has had the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world. Black moms are 3 to 4 times more likely to die due to childbirth than white women. It has been proven that Black women are more at risk for complications such as hypertension, preeclampsia, heart disease, high blood…
Adriana Diaz is a freelance writer based in Manhattan. She covers a wide range of topics with a specific interest in women’s issues.