The term feminist was never appealing to Whitney Wolfe Herd. This started to change after the way her involvement with Tinder ended. Once she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the dating app company the word feminist took on a new meaning. Whitney Wolf Herd is woman who will not allow her voice to be silenced by men. She wants to be successful based on her unique qualifications and talents. Once she left Tinder she decided it was time for women to be in control in the world of online dating.
This is when Bumble entered the picture. The app was designed for both men and women to be able to indicate they are interested. The difference is only women can start a conversation. This virtually eliminated the nude photographs and sleazy lines that make it so hard for a woman to participate in online dating. Not everyone believed Whitney Wolfe was going about things the right way but her success proved otherwise. She chose an executive team of mostly females for Bumble. She is concerned about women being safe, secure and enjoying their online dating experience. Her beliefs were obviously correct because Bumble is now valued at well over $1 billion.
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Whitney Wolfe planned a launch party for Bumble that was a delightful success. She has completely changed the dynamics of online dating. Her decision to provide women with the first move resulted in 22 million registered users. The yearly growth of the company has exceeded seventy percent. Bumble became so successful the Match Group offered $450 million for the company but Whitney Wolfe Herd turned them down. The Match Company made another attempt at an increased figure of $1 billion. She owns twenty percent of Bumble making her a centi-millionaire.
The monthly subscription for Bumble is $9.99. This is paid monthly by over ten percent of Bumble users. Whitney Wolfe Herd chose Austin for the Bumble headquarters. Her initial success began because she liked the scenario of having a mans phone number without him having hers. This is what gave her the idea of only allowing the woman to send the first message on the dating app. The idea was brilliant because it directly related to the target market. The next big decision Whitney Wolfe Herd had to make was the name of the app. She liked Bumble because she though the idea of hives and bees would work well for branding. Bumble went live at the end of 2014. More than 100,000 downloads resulted during the first month. Women were more than ready for the Bumble app.
Doe Deere is no stranger to bright, bold colors. Her makeup line is packed full of energetic and electric colors that brighten up the mundane makeup routine. Deere is the ultimate “Unicorn Queen” and is always creating new and exciting color schemes for her product line.
Deere was born in Russia originally, and she moved to New York where she studied fashion design. She is now the CEO of her own company, Lime Crime. She is now located in Los Angeles where she continues to expand her company.
Her makeup line consists of colorful nail polish, lipsticks, liquid liners, eye-shadows, and lip gloss. As usual, all of her products are cruelty-free, vegan, and certified.
Deere started out designing her own clothing, and she wanted to compliment her style with brightly colored makeup, but there was nothing that really stood out to her or could really truly express her unique and vibrant personality. She began to make her own, and the look caught on.
Deere has always loved makeup and fairy tales so to combine the two just made sense. Lime Crime was born and adopted the unicorn as its mascot. The unicorn made an ideal pick because to Deere; it represents compassion, kindness, individuality, and beauty.
Lime Crime didn’t take long to catch on, and it is now practically a household name. Deere started to sell her glitter, blush, primers, and fine brushes in 2008. She has expanded to include Unicorn Hair Dyes, and they have proven to be a big hit with her customers.
Deere originally pursued becoming a clothing designer and even attended the Fashion Institute of Technology where she majored in illustration and fashion design, but she decided to start her own clothing line. Through her individual endeavors, she has learned a lot about marketing and fashion trends. She experimented with makeup and found that it was the way to go and she just went with it.
Deere has learned a lot from other entrepreneurs and form business books. One of her favorite authors is Karl Lagerfeld.
Deere always has the time for her fan base and her customers and uses their feedback to improve her product lines and collections. She is always in-tune to her customers and listens to what they have to say. Facetune has been a fun and helpful tool for her business, and it makes he Instagram photos that much more fun and polished. Learn more: http://frenchtribune.com/teneur/25362-how-controversial-doe-deere-became-successful-entrepreneur
Deere likes to spread the love, and she is a supported of many charities including Sanctuary For Families, HOLA for kids in LA, and Red Cross, just to name a few. Deere choses to name her company Lime Crime because she like the sound of it and is a fun pun. It reflects the fun and enchanted kind of person that she is, and it is pretty easy to remember, so it sticks in peoples’ minds. Her company appeals to the generation of today and is unique enough to stand out from all the other makeup companies out there.
InnovaCare Health, Inc. is one of the most well-known health providers in North America. The company provides quality health care in the region through innovative network models. InnovaCare’s healthcare models have been sustainable, cost effective and utilize the most efficient technologies available.
InnovaCare operates PMC Medicare Choice, Inc. and MMM Healthcare, Inc. These are located in Puerto Rico and have more than 200,000 members. The company is well- known for its broad benefit coverage and its responsive patient-centered care. The rapidly changing health care setting in North America has not pulled InnovaCare back as they have been able to coordinate innovative and high-quality healthcare in the region.
InnovaCare has enjoyed immense success in the North American region, and this displays the firm’s determination to provide solutions in the complex health care environment.
Kokkinides is the acting chief administrative officer for InnovaCare. She joined the company in 2015. Kokkinides did her undergraduate studies at Binghamton University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in classical languages and biological sciences. She moved on to New York University where she got a master’s degree in social work. She did a postmaster’s degree in alcohol and substance abuse from the same institution. Penelope also studied at Columbia University’s School of Health. She got a master’s degree in public health.
Kokkinides has been in the healthcare industry for more than 20 years. She specialized in the managed care industry and government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. She has worked as the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Touchstone Health. Penelope Kokkinides also worked at Disease Management at AmeriChoice and was Care Management’s corporate vice president. Visit Bloomberg.com for more info on Penelope Kokkinides.
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Rick Shinto is the chief executive officer and president of InnovaCare Health, Inc. Rick has worked as a pulmonologist and internist for over two decades. Shinto also has a lot of experience in clinical and operational managed care.
Shinto has served as an executive in different firms in the past. He was the chief executive officer of Aveta Inc., NAMM California’s chief medical officer, and the chief operating and medical officer at Medical Pathways Management. Rick has also worked as the corporate vice president of MedPartners for three years and also the chief medical officer of Cal Optima Health Plans in California.
Richard Shinto has written numerous publications on health care and clinical medicine.
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Julie Zuckerberg is a well learned and skilled talent acquisition guru. She attended the City University of New York Brooklyn College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and further graduated from New York Law School with a degree in law. Her education background played a major role in her career growth and development. She joined Deutsche Bank in 2014 April as the vice president executive recruiter and talent acquisition. For this position, she consulted with the company’s hiring managers for global talent acquisition and local. She also made sure that the process was in relation with CCAR. Julie put so much work and commitment to her work which showed her promoted to the lead executive talent acquisition in November 2015. She has shown her mastery for the work which has resulted in being given more executive and challenging problems to tackle for the organization.
Julie has worked with various other top achieving forms in the industry. Before joining Deutsche Bank, she worked as the lead experienced hire recruiter for New York Insurance Company. Her position saw her working alongside leaders and clients throughout the nation with agency businesses. She made sure that the relationships were maintained healthy and professional and also provided strategies that saw to it that recruiting was done in full cycle. She was also the vice president, executive recruiter and executive recruiter for Citi Global Consumer Bank. She was involved in dealing with complex hiring processes for talents that were associated with claw backs, equity buyouts and immigration. Between November 2002 and October 2007, she worked as the Director of Candidate Placement for Hudson. She used her law degree and philosophy to recruit talents for the company which included attorneys, case managers and paralegals among others. Here, she also resolved conflicts among employees and made sure that the company complied with the state and federal laws.
All the companies that Julie has worked for are high end which means that her role clearly shown from the work output and performance of the employees hired and retained. She couches and counsels employees and helps them reach their maximum potential which is a motivation factor especially for career growth and development. She uses her degrees and experience interacting with others to help employees work and interact with one another without much conflicts. Julie Zuckerberg has created a name and reputation for herself as having an eye for talent and being able to nurture and mold talent to achieve their highest potential. Julie leads her company to appreciate talent and work hard to ensure that they are trained and retained.
Besides her busy schedule, Julie Zuckerberg works alongside communities’ leaders and organizations in charity organizations to help and touch lives. her compassion for the less privileged pushes her to volunteer her time and finances to help out. Additionally she enjoys art and technology and you will find her at art galas recognizing and appreciating talent. She has been heard proclaiming her love for great food and cuisines and pets.
Finding people that will fit into a certain industry’s culture is always a challenge. Once the people are identified and recruited, the next step is to keep them. Executive recruiters are trained to pick the best of the best during a certain period of time, but many recruiters drop the ball when it comes to going above and beyond to find long-term employees. Recruiting employees that contribute their talent and ideas to one company for years is not easy. Julie Zuckerberg, the head recruiter for Deutsche Bank in New York, knows how to recruit executives that want a permanent home. Trying to find the perfect person for a certain position takes intuition and some knowledge of the position. Zuckerberg likes to follow a few important steps when she is recruiting for Deutsche Bank. Julie is constantly in contact with other recruiters, executive search firms, and university placement offices. She knows social media plays an important role in finding executives these days, so she is online networking and searching for candidates. But she looks internally before she starts to search externally to fill a position. Promoting and making lateral moves from within does a lot for company morale.
Julie knows how to tap into the existing employee pool and get tips and information about potential candidates. Using employees to find new recruits is one of the best ways to find people that will fit into the culture. But that’s not always the case. Using employees to help recruit is a delicate undertaking for an executive recruiter, according to Zuckerberg. Julie knows how to use all the tools of her trade effectively. Old behavior is the best indicator of future behavior, and Zuckerberg doesn’t forget that when she is recruiting. Julie likes to recruit executives that can function effectively, and be productive immediately, so she follows a strategy that makes sure the people she recruits can do that. The easiest way to recruit is finding talent within the company, but that’s not always possible. That’s why she is constantly networking with other recruiters. Recruiting is a never-ending process.
Zuckerberg is a seasoned executive recruiter. She has recruited for Citibank, Hudson, and Recruiter Network. Julie studied philosophy at the City University of New York-Brooklyn, and she attended New York Law School. Zuckerberg learned early in her career that talent is the first quality to look for when recruiting. It’s hard to train people that have missing talent, according to Zuckerberg. She looks for strengths first, Julie doesn’t believe that candidates with questionable habits and weak performance can be trained to do something they don’t care to do. Zuckerberg measures talent and compatibility first, and that strategy has paid off. Benefit packages mean a lot to new recruits, especially if they are part of the Millennial generation. Flexible hours and benefit plans that can be synced to a spouse or a partner’s plan is another method of recruiting high-achievers. But Julie still has time to run and to appreciate art at various functions. She is also a photographer and a nature lover.
Doe Deere is the creative force behind the Lime Crime cosmetic company. She developed her business in 2008 after discovering a need for makeup that was colorful, fun and allowed wearers to express themselves in an unapologetic manner. At that time, she had found it very hard to find colors in the makeup aisle of local shops that were not neutral and made with a sole purpose of hiding imperfections. Doe began formulating her own cosmetics because she believed that makeup should be about what feels right at the moment instead of what would make the user look her best.
The business woman first started over the Internet where she would film YouTube videos of herself wearing her cosmetics. Her followers instantly loved her look and showed an interest in purchasing makeup that was bold and daring. She came up with name herself by combining her favorite color with the word “crime” because wearing shiny and metallic colors could be so distracting to others that they could be illegal in some places. Deere began formulating whimsical shades of lipsticks, eye shadows, and nail polishes to sell to the public. Her line instantly became successful and continues to attract a faithful following as well as new-comers who want to be more outrageous with their ensemble.
Deere wants to be a role model for female entrepreneurs and remains an advocate in helping women open their own businesses by discovering her passions. She has been a spokeswoman at events such as Vegas Nay’s Stardust Tour and PHAMExpo to encourage women to be their own bosses. she has mentored other female entrepreneurs who have needed advice when launching their products and services.
At Lime Crime, Doe Deere begins each workday with a meeting with her Creative Director to comes up with ideas and discuss long term and short term goals. As a CEO, Deere then meets with her President and Vice President. She has a lot of meetings scheduled but it keeps everyone in her business on the same page. Deere often answers customer service inquiries right from her smartphone.
Deere comes up with new products for Lime Crime by waiting for inspiration to come to her. She admits that it could take several weeks for her to get inspired, but once she has a great idea for a new line she gets right to work on it. To her, this is what make Lime Crime’s makeup authentic. The founder focuses strongly on the e-commerce market. She markets through social media so that she can get instant feedback and connect with her fans. However, she does have some products sold in physical retail stores such as Urban Outfitters for people who like shopping in brick and mortar stores.
Few women have made significant business accomplishments in the world, and one of them is Malini Saba. She is an Asian woman who comes from an average family. Saba was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and she relocated to the United States to look for a better life. When she first entered the country, Saba was with her husband who had been admitted to the Standford University. The couple did not have much money, and therefore, the rented a small house near the campus. Malini attended college where she studied business and specialized in finance and investments.
After graduating, she earned more knowledge by consulting professionals such as investment bankers. Saba got ample information on investment, and she decided to venture into businesses in different regions of the world. During her first investment, she faced various challenges including having to battle with corrupt people who wanted to undermine her. Malini made many losses during that time and also lost a lot of time. She, however, did not lose hope and she teamed up with her partners to start other enterprises in different locations. Her primary business is Saban, which is an investment company that has ventured into vast resources such as energy, technology, real estate, and rice fields.
Malini has been investing since the early 90s. Apart from the business undertakings of Saban, which she chairs, Saba is a shareholder in various companies, and they include the Sycamore Networks, Silicon Valley, and Paypal. When she invested in these enterprises, they were all startups, but they have now grown and they offer her significantly high profits.
Saba has always been giving back to the community. His most known charitable activities are dedicated to assisting women. She accomplishes her mission through the Stree: Global Investments in Women, which she is the founder. The organization’s operations cover various parts of the world, and it has been ensuring that women from poor areas transform their lives to become important people who can also assist in developing their communities. Other philanthropic undertakings of Malini include offering a $10 million pledge to help individuals who live in tsunamis affected areas, and she also donated $1 million towards the construction of a church. Her activities show that she is a selfless woman who is not only focused on enhancing herself but also the lives of other people. Malini Saba has a family that she loves and has devoted herself to taking care of it as a mother.