Whitney Wolfe Creates A Women Friendly App With Bumble

Whitney Wolfe is responsible for a Bumble app that has completely changed online dating. She has addressed the problems women have with online dating such as feeling uncomfortable or harassed. She is passionate about stopping any harassment or bullying and her app places women first. Andrey Andreev founded a social network in Europe called Badoo and gave her some advice. This led to a business partnership and the founding of Bumble.

Bumble gives men and women the ability to express interest by tapping on a profile. No connection will be recognized unless both individuals have liked each others profiles. Once this has happened only the woman can make the first move. The app has been incredibly successful and by August of 2016 there were 25 billion profiles viewed and over 7 million users. Over 350,000 conversations are started by women every day. The app boasts a close ratio of men and women which is almost unheard of in online dating. This was one of the originals goals of Whitney Wolfe. She wanted to balance out the dating world. Whitney Wolfe feels that by having women make the first move a man will feel flattered instead of rejected. She believes this is a large part of what has made the app so successful.

Whitney Wolfe’s life began in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents were a housewife and a property developer. She chose the Southern Methodist University for her education with a major in International Studies. Her first business began while she was in college when she sold bamboo tote bags to help the people affected by the BP oil spill. Once she graduated college Whitney Wolfe went to Southeast Asia so she could work with orphanages.

Whitney Wolfe has built her reputation as an American entrepreneur. She founded Bumble and remains the company’s CEO. She is additionally the co-founder of Tinder. As of April of 2016, Bumble and Tinder are the first and fourth most popular sites for dating online. Business Insider named her one of the most important women below 30 in 2014. In 2016 she became one of the women in technology by Elle.

Success Academy – The Shining Light in Public Education

Success Academy, New York City’s largest and most successful charter school network,

recently launched an online ‘education institute’ to share curriculum and professional development among education professionals, including teachers and school administrators.


The platform, called the ‘Success Academy Education Institute,’ will expand Success Academy’s influence beyond New York City, where the network currently operates 41 schools across the four boroughs and serves a remarkable 14,000 students.


Success Academy’s approach is different from most charter schools, which are publically funded but privately owned. In a Success Academy elementary school classroom, for instance, only 80 minutes are spent on direct instruction. During the rest of the day, students are encouraged to learn, grow, and develop through hands-on learning and small group instruction. In Success Academy high schools, students enjoy a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes broad-based thinking and preparation for the demands of college.


The Institute will serve as a free portal for teachers, administrators, and other education professionals to access the content that has made Success Academy so, well, successful. Success Academy charter schools rank among the top 1% in New York State for math, the top 2% for English, and in the top 5% for science. Among Success Academy students who have disabilities, 79% passed math and 52% passed English in 2016.


Through the Institute, leaders in other schools will be able to access curriculum, tools, and resources, and apply the Success Academy model to their own schools. This expands on the vision of Success Academy founder and CEO Eve Moskowitz to transform education beyond opening high-achieving charter schools. Moskowitz sees the Institute as a “vehicle” for sharing Success Academy’s resources with educators across the country and around the world.


Success Academy also continues to achieve legislative success. In early June, a state appeals court ruled in a long-standing legal battle that New York City cannot regulate the prekindergarten curriculum of the city’s charter school.



Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Fight for Migrant Rights in Arizona

With so many migration issues in Europe and many countries in the Americas, it is important to identify organizations that support and advocate for civil, human and migrant rights.

Migrants Rights International (MRI) is an NGO that promotes and defends human rights of migrants in different global regions. As a non-governmental organization, MRI maintains special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

In a globalized world, migration and human rights have come into the spotlight in the midst of economic and political confrontations that are changing the world as we know it. The increase of violence in many regions of the world is an issue that many societies have been forced to face while some governments have attenuated and even denied human rights to millions of migrant families and individuals.

According to the UN, it is estimated that there are over 200 million people that currently live outside of the country they were born in. This figure equates to approximately 1 in 35 people being and international migrant. This number is only the official number, not counting for those that are in the condition of infringement of immigration laws.

It is very frequent that migrants suffer violence and are unable to receive legal protection where they are due to their illegal immigration status or even due to their nationality being prosecuted. The simple status of being “illegal” violates the international human rights law. Over recorded history, very few countries have fought to uphold dignity and human rights of those in these situations. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

In light of this sad reality, in 1994, international church representatives, human rights representatives, and other organizations united to form the “International Migrants Rights Watch Committee,” which in 2000, was renamed and is currently called Migrants Rights International (MRI).

MRI is based in Switzerland and unites multiple international, country and regional groups originating from the Americas, Europe, African and Asia to defend migrants’ rights and make the migrant voice heard so that coherent policies can be developed and accepted.

Another important effort is the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, established by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, who are also co-founders of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. In an episode involving Sheriff Joe Arpaio that resulted in settlement money, Lacey and Larkin decided to use the same money to help migrant organizations in the state of Arizona.

In the middle of the night while at their homes, reporters Lacey and Larkin found themselves being arrested and jailed, by the sheriff of Maricopa, Joe Arpaio.

The reason this happened was that they had revealed that grand jury proceedings had requested the reporters’ notes on articles about Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Their arrest took place on October, 18th, 2007 and later on resulted in a U$3.75 million settlement.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund supports groups that defend civil, human and migrant rights as well as civic participation and the freedom of speech at the Mexican border in Arizona and throughout the state.

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Eric Lefkofsky Has It In For Cancer

Eric Lefkofsky hopes to put his skills for starting new things to work in order to put an end to something: cancer. When the forty-seven year old entrepreneur found out that his wife had cancer, he found the treatment process confusing. He didn’t know what to do or where to go in order to find information.

And so an idea was born. Lefkofsky used his personal experience as motivation. Together with his business partner Brad Keywell, Lefkofsky founded Tempus. It’s an innovative company that uses artificial intelligence and genome sequencing to study a cancer patient’s tumor and then recommend effective treatment plans.

With previous analytics experience, the pair hopes to take their skills in a new direction that helps cancer patients. Lefkofsky hopes that the idea can spread to all types of health care services. With doctors making so many important decisions each day, they should have access to analytic tools to aid them, Eric Lefkofsky says. He credits the fact that he’s able to self fund his venture in order to give him the speed and freedom he needs to work effectively.

Erick Lefkofsky is no stranger to a new challenge. He’s one of the original founders of Groupon. He also founded Lightbank, a venture capital firm that focuses on inventive technologies. Apart from his analytics work with Tempus, Lefkofsky founded Uptake Technologies. It’s a company that helps the largest industries around the world with business analytic aids. His other startups include Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics and InnerWorkings.

Despite his love of innovation and his work providing business solutions, Lefkofsky also works to provide social solutions. He started the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006. This is Lefkofsky’s personal, private charity. He works with his wife to use the foundation to pursue charitable initiatives that have a big impact in the communities where they occur. In addition, he’s a trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry and the Art Institute of Chicago. He teaches part-time at the University of Chicago. Lefkofsky holds both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from the University of Michigan.

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The Philanthropic Exploits Of Investment Guru, James Dondero

James Dondero is an investment expert based in Dallas, Texas. With more than 30 years of experience, he specializes in credit and equity markets, fixated on distressed investing, high return investments, and alternative investments. In 1993, he co-established Highland Capital Management with Mark Okada and is the current President.Highland Capital Management is registered with the SEC to take part in investment and asset management. The firm currently has under its management assets valued at over $16 billion, making it one of the largest alternative credit proprietors in the world. Highland Capital has a broad client base including high-net-worth individuals, financial organizations, governments, and large corporations. It offers services such as credit strategies, hedge funds, private equity, and collateralized loans.

James Dondero holds an undergraduate degree with dual majors in Accounting and Finance from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. He began his career in the training program of Morgan Guaranty as an analyst in 1983. He then went on to serve at American Express as a Portfolio Manager and Corporate Bond Analyst before moving on to work at Protective Life as Chief Investment Officer.He is an active philanthropist and supports causes touching on education, public policy, and veteran’s rights. Owing to this, he was named as a member of the Executive Board of the Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. The Executive Board assists with the creation and implementation of development strategies in the Cox School of Business.

This is in addition to his and Highland Capital’s commitment to supporting projects in the school such as the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, as well as the Tower Scholars Program. James Dondero accepts the partnership with the SMU’s Cox School of Business because of the committed professionals it produces who make an enormous impact on the Dallas business community, as well as Highland Capital itself.James Dondero is also a member of the boards of MGM Studios and Jernigan Capital. He also serves as the Chairman of CCS Medical, Cornerstone Healthcare, NexBank, and Nex-Point Residential Trust.He is also allowed to use the credential of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Avaaz: The Revolution Will Be Digitized

Avaaz in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages means “voice”, a web community created in 2007 to implement a simple democratic mission: protecting rights and civil interests and on behalf of people directing politicians to make global decisions.But this requires new legal rules of the game, with which the bureaucratic system will resist with all its might. All we have today are organizations like Change.org or Avaaz.org, which online activism could turn into real changes.

Many official publications have already managed to name the Avaaz network more effective than the UN. Unlike the United Nations, Avaaz is not governed by the state, but by simple activists from around the world. To make decisions, organizations do not need to summon summits, enough online meetings and voting.

The history of this company has only eight years of activity, and the number of its participants exceeds 40 million people and grows in real time – just look at the counter on the site. Avaaz originated in the United States as the cooperation of several social organizations and individual activists. Avaaz has several staffs in different countries, but promising their activities focuses on online activism: petitions, email attacks, video calls to state leaders, information campaigns in popular media.

The focus of Avaaz activities so far lies more in the areas of animal rights, indigenous peoples and the spread of democracy. But who knows, perhaps, from the requirements of whale protection and the banning of cluster bombs, they will pass to radical political ones.

With the assistance of Avaaz, repressions in Tibet have already been stopped, in Thailand – it is forbidden to kill elephants, in Costa Rica – because of homophobic statements the congressman is deprived of his post, in Uganda – the law that condemned gays to death punishment was postponed. In Brazil, thanks to the petition of Avaaz, which collected 1.5 million signatures, a new anti-corruption law was adopted, etc.

Also, because Avaaz’s information campaign in British newspapers, Syrian students who were studying at that time in the UK after the crisis in their country were allowed to continue to study for free. The United States and the European Parliament refused to adopt censorship laws on the Internet after more than 3 million activists signed the relevant Avaaz petition. Also activists Avaaz campaigned in support of the WikiLeaks and Snowden project during the scandals associated with them.

Obviously, Avaaz is really starting to become a serious player. In countries such as China or Iran, the organization is generally banned. However, the influence of Avaaz is more noticeable in third world countries – such as Pakistan, Lebanon, Costa Rica, politically influential states do not yet take into account the recommendations of online signatories.

In the CIS countries the service is not very popular. However, it is necessary to take into account the specifics of the Avaaz work. The participants of the network direct their efforts to solving not one but many problems in different parts of the world, which may not concern them directly. Accordingly, to conduct campaigns using the Avaaz platform is better in matters relating to universal values. The activist group continues to fight the good fight, with positive results, despite criticisms.

Three Things Visitors Can Expect on the U.S. Money Reserve’s New Sit

The U.S. Money Reserve has worked to make sure that their site is something that people can take advantage of and enjoy while they are looking for different solutions with their gold investment opportunities. They used to have a site that was not intended for perfected use but now they have made the decision to create more opportunities on their site.

The U.S. Money Reserve has done what they can to make their site friendly for users and they know that each of these things will help people to have a more enjoyable time while they are using the site.

One of the first things that people will get to experience with the U.S. Money Reserve’s new site is the virtual tours that they have to them. They can take a tour of the reserve and even the actual retail section of it. Learn more about US Money Reserve: http://www.manta.com/c/mml8pv9/u-s-money-reserve-in

This is a great option for people who are not able to visit their location in Texas so that they will be able to get the most out of the experience. It will also help them to find the right opportunities for the people who want to learn as much as they can about the company.

Those who visit the site can take advantage of it as a learning opportunity. People will be able to learn more about the options that are available to them while they are using the site and they can also learn more about the different things that they can do with gold investments.

According to When The U.S. Money Reserve made the choice to update their site, they also added a lot of new information so that people could find out about the gold buying process. When visitors go to the site, now they can find the best information possible for their gold buying experience.

While many visitors simply choose to take advantage of the learning opportunities that they get from the U.S. Money Reserve, there are also buying options that people will have when they visit the site. The buying process is simple. There is an e-commerce section of the site. Visitors can choose to use this so that they will be able to buy the gold or coins that they need. They can also simply browse to find things that will work for them even if they are not quite ready to buy it when they are visiting the newly designed website.

Bruce Bent II:A Financial Services Industry Pioneer

Bruce Bent II, president and vice chairman of Double Rock Corporation, is a pioneer when it comes to retirement services and cash management. He has been the catalyst behind some of the financial services industry’s most relevant and influential technologies and products. Double Rock Corporation is a top financial services company, and as a senior executive Bent has made some very valuable contributions to their affiliates and subsidiary companies through his entrepreneurial drive as well as his vision.

Bruce Bent II is credited with a number of patents. He has also pioneered several innovative processes that form the foundation on which the Double Rock companies are built. Those processes have set the standard for their markets and their value is widely recognized. This has led industry insiders to develop a great deal of respect for Bent. He has spent his whole career with Double Rock and the contributions he has made to the improvement of the cash sweep program as well as the expanded FDIC-insured sweep programs have played a major role in transforming the landscape of the cash management industry and helped to generate trillions of dollars.

He has helped make a loan solution plan defined by automated contributions available to consumers through the work he’s done with Access Control Advantage. It has led to a 25% reduction in borrowing by plan participants. Bruce Bent II also has part of the responsibility for helping to define each of the companies under the Double Rock umbrella’s strategic directions. Those companies include not only Access Control Advantage, but also Island Intellectual Property, LIDs Capital, Landing Rock Group and Intrasweep LLC.

A member of the nearly 10,000 member peer network, Young Presidents’ Organization, Bruce Bent II is connected to a cadre of young global business leaders. A former Manhattan based Gotham chapter finance chairman, Bent was also a New York Entrepreneur’s Organization member and was on the environmental organization the President’s Advisory Council of Scenic Hudson. The Northeastern University grad who holds a Philosophy degree was featured in the book entitled ‘Leadership Secrets of the World’s Most Successful CEOs’.

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Duda Melzer’s Remarkable Success At The RBS Group

Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer, Duda Melzer, is the Chairman and President of the RBS Group in Brazil. RBS Group is a leading multimedia and communications conglomerate with an extensive footprint in television, radio and print media. He is a grandson of the group’s founder and continues to carry the flag high since joining the firm in 2004. The group also has interests in technology, logistics, and e-commerce among others.

In an article on Dino, Duda Melzer has quickly built a prosperous career of executive leadership. He is a regular participant at technology conferences. He is the founder and chairman of e.Bricks Digital, the investment arm of RBS Group with a strong focus on technology start-ups. Duda Melzer is also a director of the RBS Group’s subsidiary Wine.com.br, the biggest online wine store retailing wine, beer, and custom coffee products. He has consulted for Booz Allen Hamilton.

He attended the Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sula where he obtained a business administration degree. He went on to complete his Master of Business Administration degree course at Harvard Business School. He has previously worked for Delphi Corporation as a financial analyst and BoxTop Media among others. Duda Melzer was in charge of the national segment of the RBS Group from 2004. He rose through the ranks to the president position in 2012 and the chairman slot in 2016.

Duda Melzer is an award-winning business leader with numerous industry titles under his belt. He won the “Ernst & Young Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2015. He also made the “Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise” list of top twenty-five family business leaders in the same year. The RBS Group is the second most awarded communications group in Brazil bagging more than 180 awards in 2015. Duda Melzer is also associated with the Mercosul Biennial Foundation, a non-profit with a focus on modern art.

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Doe Deere Markets to a Audience that Thinks Outside the Box

Lime Crime is a brand that Doe Deere is passionate about, and she stays connected with customers in hopes that customers will stay connected with her. As long as they can see her face and know who the CEO of this company is. This adds a greater level of confidence to what they are actually buying. Customers are loyal to Doe Deere because they can see her and they know that she is not some corporate bigwig that is solely out to make a profit. They feel that she is really a person that is passionate about what she is selling to her loyal fans.


She is just not going through the motions of bringing products to the market. To the contrary, she is doing what she knows how to do best. She is taking aim at creating a completely different brand of cosmetics. She did not want to keep her ideas in a box. She wanted to think outside the box and Doe Deere wanted her consumer base to think outside of the box along with her. So far this has been working to her advantage, and she certainly has a large growing customer base to prove this.


Doe Deere has been very successful in creating a company that is incredibly different from what other companies are doing. She has certainly become a fan of leading people in the direction that she is going, but she is never tried to fall under the leadership of other people that are in top positions in the cosmetics world.


She really wanted to be her own person and establish herself as an individual force. She never seemed to have a desire to duplicate what everyone else wanted to do because she was too busy trying to sort out her own life and her own vision. This is working to her advantage because people appreciate individuality. She may not have known it at the time, but her Russian background mixed with her upbringing in New York City would play an essential part of giving her a high level of individualism. This would serve her well when she moved to the west coast and started her company because she would get an even greater vision that would spawn a whole new level of individuality because her personality expanded to a wider audience. Now people are getting familiar with her brand all across the world.


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