Billionaire girls club: Dating app CEO’s success story

A company catering to women and led by women has made its 31-year-old female founder a billionaire. Bumble Inc., the owner of the dating app where women make the first move, sold shares in its upcoming trading debut at $43, valuing Chief Executive Officer Whitney Wolfe Herd’s stake at more than $900 million and lifting her overall […]

‘Trapped’: The American women and girls forced into marriage

“A week after we got married, my husband became violent. He flew into rages and controlled every aspect of my life. I couldn’t have my own money, have a driver’s licence, go to school – I was trapped for 15 years.” Fraidy Reiss, a 45-year-old mother of two daughters who lives in New Jersey, grew […]

Indian teacher wins $1m prize for promoting girls’ education

Ranjitsinh Disale, selected from 12,000 nominations, opts to share Global Teacher Prize money with nine other finalists. This year’s Global Teacher Prize has been awarded to Ranjitsinh Disale for his work helping girls, most of then from poor tribal communities, at a village school in western India. He was selected from 12,000 nominations from more […]