On the occasion of International Women’s Day, global star, Priyanka Chopra Jonas writes:
THANK YOU, LADIES.
TOGETHER, WE’VE SHATTERED
From the moment I met Bumble’s Founder Whitney circa 2017, I was sure that she should bring this social network to India, and that I should work with her to make it happen. But, that vision was nearly blocked by naysayers who didn’t think Indian women were ready to make the first move or that they’d be afraid of the unfair labels attached to networking for business, friendship or romance. They thought it’d be impossible that Indian women would feel secure and confident using an app to make new connections.
I didn’t agree and neither did Bumble. I believe that we all want to control our own narrative and have the choice tomake the first move.
So, we brought Bumble to India…and boy, have you all proved them wrong! In just a few months, you’ve made more than 15 lakh first moves. You’re meeting good people all around you, confidently finding matches and having conversations. You’re using Bumble for so much more than dating – 60% of you use it to connect in multiple ways, whether for dates, friends, or business. In fact, you send twice as many messages as other women using Bumble elsewhere in the world!
These numbers may seem like they’re just part of some business spreadsheet – nothing more than statistics showcasing a successful launch.
But they’re so much more than that: they’re a sign of the change we’re driving, the steps we’re taking to take control of our narrative. And for that, thank you.
To those of you who aren’t on Bumble yet, get on board. There are so many connections waiting to be made.
As we approach Women’s Day, I’m celebrating all of us, and the power of our choices.