Ep. 45 – Bumble COO, Sarah Jones Simmer

Ep. 45 – Bumble COO, Sarah Jones Simmer

Sarah Jones Simmer is the COO of Bumble and she is our guest today.

In her role, Sarah oversees core business strategy, growth and marketing initiatives, and facilitates the expansion of Bumble’s rapidly growing team headquartered in Austin, TX, with offices around the world. Sarah has spent her career investing in, studying and operating businesses. She has done public speaking on topics ranging from girls’ and women’s rights to the future of ethical business and has a Masters’ in Public Policy from Northwestern University. She used to run marathons and has completed an Ironman, but now spends her time outside of work raising two amazing young daughters.

Bumble is the female-first app that empowers users to connect with confidence whether dating, networking, or meeting friends online. They’ve made it not only necessary but acceptable for women to make the first move, shaking up outdated gender norms and providing a safe online community for users to build new relationships.

In This Conversation We Discuss:

  • The cultural implications of Bumble’s expansion in India
  • Growing a localized concept to a global scale
  • How technology has contributed to the epidemic of loneliness and how it may also help to bridge the social gap
  • Key lessons of parenthood that apply in business

Interesting Highlights:

  • Using the company vision and values as the rubric for making decisions
  • How to let someone go “the kind way”
  • How Bumble worked with Serena Williams on the Superbowl


Connect with Sarah: LinkedIn

Check out Bumble: https://bumble.com

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