In the world of natural disaster management it is a simple fact that no one case is going to look like the next. Each crisis presents responders and victims with a unique set of challenges, luckily for folks in Huntsville, Alabama and the surrounding areas: there’s companies like Green Structure Homes and leaders like Barbara Stokes. Essentially, when a disaster strikes a town and homes are ravaged and destroyed, the folks at Green Structure Homes (GSH) step in and provide a modular home to a family who has lost theirs so they can maintain at least some sense of normalcy.
Since graduating from highly acclaimed Mercer University, Stokes has been laser focused on providing leadership in the field of Disaster Research and Construction. Her company has blossomed over the years to win contract awards of well over $40 million and that is just one small testament to the important work she is doing. GSH also works very closely with the folks at FEMA, and GSH is one of the trusted contractors that FEMA will call on when a disaster strikes the 8 state area that GSH can cover. It speaks to the character of the company from Stokes on down that they are the ones authorities turn to when things seem bleakest — it takes a dynamic leader to lead a company in that field, and Stokes is exactly that. Learn more about Barbara Stokes at Crunchbase.
Somehow in addition to her lifesaving work Barbara Stokes also finds the time to be a volunteer in her community while also raising three kids with her husband Scott Stokes. Leading a multimillion dollar company is one thing, but it is a complement to her character that Barbara also somehow finds the time to be active in giving back to her community. Although, with the type of charitable work that GSH does it should come as no surprise that someone like Stokes would be so willing to lend a helping hand. Follow Barbara Stokes on Linkedin.com.
Natural disasters are, of course, terribly sad. But they also prevent workers on the ground with unique sets of challenges each and every time but Green Structure Homes as emerged as one of the names you can really trust when disaster hits.
Whitney Wolfe is the CEO of the dating site Bumble. This online dating portal has been around since 2014. The site became a major online dating network toward the end of 2017.
Now, Bumble is considered one of the biggest and best dating sites on the web. The site has 22 million users and that user base is expected to get a lot bigger in the coming years. Wolfe is enjoying the success of her site, but she is experiencing harassment by Tinder as the result of Bumble’s great achievements.
Whitney Wolfe was a former employee of Tinder. She helped this online dating site to get established on the web. Wolfe had to move on from Tinder because of a sexual harassment issue and she was also experiencing difficulties because of her gender. This savvy entrepreneur filed a lawsuit against Tinder and won. She went on to create her own site and has 70 employees that work underneath her guidance.
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Tinder did not like how things turned out. They believed that Wolfe had betrayed them and that she had stolen their patented online technology for a dating site. Tinder is not the one that is suing Whitney Wolfe. The company that owns Tinder is the one taking legal action. The name of this organization is called Match Group. However, because of all the drama that has taken place between Tinder and Wolfe in the past; Tinder is the name often used in this legal battle against Bumble.
Wolfe married an oil heir name Michael Herd. Technically, her name is now Whitney Wolfe Herd but she uses her maiden name because of public identity with her company. Anyhow, Wolfe created Bumble with women in mind. She no longer wanted females to be objects for the pleasure of men. On her site, men cannot just click on a female user’s profile to see if they’re interested. The women must initiate the conversation. This is a huge game changer and it helps to make the site a hit.
Match Group realizes the potential that Bumble has. It wanted to purchase the company for $450 million dollars. However, Whitney Wolfe and her employees refused that offer. Shortly after this offer, Match Group decided to sue Bumble for using their patented technology. Both parties are not happy about this current situation. However, Whitney Wolfe is expecting a favorable outcome in this legal battle with Tinder and their parent company Match Group.