Q: Ms. Wolfe Herd, this year you were the youngest woman to ever list a company on the stock exchange. What does this label mean to you?
Whitney Wolfe Herd: When you consider that there have been hundreds of IPOs led by men my age, this seems rather daunting. There are so many incredible women out there who are much more talented than me. And the fact that I have that title just goes to show how difficult it is to do it.
Q: In your opinion, what are the crucial things that need to change?
A: I think we need to stop giving people responsibilities based on gender.
Q: How can family and career be reconciled in your company?
A: We allow our employees to work within schedules that suit their families - not just women, but men too, after all, feminism is about us all.
Q: And what has to be done so that more women get into the tech industry?
A: We have to start with education. We need to encourage more women to get into STEM subjects.
Q: Which of your professional successes are you particularly proud of?
A: Every day it has been my drive to ensure that we create a safer, more equitable online experience that will hopefully also steer offline behavior in a positive direction. We achieved that. We even helped pass a law!
Q: Is there anything that you are dying to learn?
A: Loads of things! I want to learn more languages. I want to learn how to write code. I want to learn meditation. I think the moment you have nothing more to learn, life is over.