Every time you make a move, Bumble funds these global leaders across human rights, women’s health and inclusive arts & culture
Dating mid-pandemic is unbelievably tricky to navigate. Fortunately, the presence of popular apps like Bumble, a women-first dating app and social networking platform, definitely makes it convenient and manageable. But for many, this is foreign territory that takes a while to grasp—whether it’s learning how to make the first move or unlearning misconceptions about dating.
Now there’s more reason to join in the fun and keep swiping—whether you’re on Bumble Dating (to find potential dates), Bumble BFF (to find platonic friendships) or Bumble Bizz (for mentorship, networking and career-building). Bumble makes swiping more worthwhile with the company’s “Moves Making Impact” feature in partnership with Vital Voices, a non-profit organization empowering women leaders in the areas of economic empowerment, women’s political participation and human rights. Every time a person makes the first move on the app, Bumble gives back.
To date, Bumble has donated and pledged over $1 million to the organization and to the women leaders they empower. Lisa Roman, Bumble’s Vice President of Public Policy, shares: “As a company that has deep-rooted interest in empowering women globally, we want to continue giving Bumble’s global community the unprecedented agency to make an impact on the issues and communities they care about most just by doing what they already do every day [on] Bumble: make the first move.”
The next round of changemakers that Bumble supports through the Moves Making Impact program includes Cristina Sevilla, a human rights lawyer based in the Philippines, who has devoted her life to fighting for victims of gender-based violence. She founded Action Against Violence and Exploitation, Inc. (ACTVE) to advocate for policy reform and provide free legal aid to marginalized women and children.
The other two female leaders are Dr. Vandana Kanth, a project director at Duncan Hospital in India, where she organizes programs to provide underserved communities with access to healthcare, and Jacqueline Ngo Mpii, founder of Little Africa, which provides a platform for entrepreneurs and artists from the African diaspora.
(From left to right: Cristina Sevilla, Jacqueline Ngo Mpii and Dr. Vandana Kanth)
Bumble’s continued commitment to empowering female leaders through the Moves Making Impact program comes with direct monetary support of up to $60,000 for each woman leader with additional funding from the company over the next 12 months based on the number of first moves made on the dating app associated with their cause.
If you’re still hesitant about online dating, Bumble provides opportunities to create genuine connections, and with it, a chance to give back just by swiping. Make the first move now, and download the app here.
Art Alexandra Lara