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Randi Zuckerberg
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Zuckerberg in 2012
Born
Randi Jayne Zuckerberg

(1982-02-28) February 28, 1982 (age 40)
Alma materHarvard University (2003, BA psychology)[1]
OccupationFormer Director of Market Development and Spokeswoman for Facebook[2]
SpouseBrent Tworetzky
Children2
Relatives
WebsiteRandi Zuckerberg on Facebook

Randi Jayne Zuckerberg[3] (born February 28, 1982) is an American businesswoman. She is the former director of market development and spokesperson for Facebook, and a sister of the company's co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Prior to working at Facebook, she was a panelist on Forbes on Fox. As of May 2014, she is founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, editor-in-chief (EIC) of Dot Complicated, a digital lifestyle website,[4] and creator of Dot., an animated television show about a young girl (the eponymous Dot) who uses technology to enhance both her educational experiences and recreational activities.[5]

Career

Before Facebook

After graduating from Harvard, Randi Zuckerberg worked for two years in marketing for advertising firm Ogilvy & Mather. She has stated in articles and interviews that to her it was a dream job in which she enjoyed the work and was on a good track for professional advancement.

Facebook

In late 2004, Randi's brother Mark asked her to join him at his startup Facebook, which he said was understaffed with people willing to travel and who could explain his vision. Randi took a position that required relocation and a cut in pay but with stock options. She has stated that she initially thought this was a temporary position that might last six months. Once she was in Silicon Valley and part of the innovation-driven community, she became fascinated with the possibilities and remained for ten years.[citation needed]

Ranked among 50 "Digital Power Players" by The Hollywood Reporter in 2010,[2] Zuckerberg organized, and was also a correspondent for the ABC News/Facebook Democratic Party and Republican Party U.S. presidential primaries debates in 2008.[citation needed]

Zuckerberg told the Wall Street Journal that her Facebook journalist team was treated at the DNC "like rock stars".[6]

Post-Facebook

In August 2011, Zuckerberg resigned from Facebook and announced her new social media firm, named "Zuckerberg Media". Since starting Zuckerberg Media, Randi has produced shows and digital content for BeachMint, the Clinton Global Initiative, Cirque du Soleil, the United Nations, Condé Nast and Bravo.[4]

Writing

Zuckerberg has written three adult non-fiction books:

She has also written two children's picture books:

Appearances

Zuckerberg appeared on the Today Show on January 26, 2016 in a segment entitled "2016 Netiquette" in which she discussed modern day etiquette on the Internet.[7]

Acting

In 2007, Zuckerberg appeared with Irina Slutsky and David Prager in a parody music video, singing about the newly released iPhone.[8]
In 2007, Zuckerberg appeared with Irina Slutsky and David Prager in a parody music video, singing about the newly released iPhone.[8]

In the cartoon adaptation of Dot. she voices the character "Ms. Randi", Dot's music teacher who organizes the children's choir at the community center.[9]

Advisory Roles

In December 2021, Zuckerberg was brought on as an inaugural brand advisory council member with Okcoin crypto exchange in the company's initiative to bring more women into the cryptocurrency market.[10]

Personal life

Zuckerberg and her husband Brent Tworetzky have two sons. The family resides in New York City.[11][12]

In 2011, Zuckerberg advocated for the abolition of anonymity on the Internet to protect children and young adults from cyberbullying. She explained how anonymity is protective for perpetrators.[13][14]

References

  1. ^ "RANDI ZUCKERBERG". United Nations Foundation. Archived from the original on 29 September 2021. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Randi Zuckerberg of Facebook to Keynote CHA 2011 Winter Show". Sacramento Bee. October 29, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Finkel, Adam (October 11, 2009). "Portrait of an Internet Strategist: Randi Jayne Zuckerberg". PresenTense.org. Archived from the original on 2010-10-10. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
  4. ^ a b "Dot Complicated Books". Zuckerberg Media. Archived from the original on 5 September 2013. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  5. ^ Joseph Steinberg (October 28, 2016). "Meet Dot: The New Cartoon Helping Girls Go Into Tech". Inc. Archived from the original on March 31, 2017. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  6. ^ Geron, Tomio (May 29, 2009). "With 'Geek' In The White House, Will Pols Get Social Media Message?". Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on November 26, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  7. ^ "Today Show Week of January 25, 2016". January 26, 2016. Archived from the original on January 25, 2016. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  8. ^ "Dontcha Wish Your Cell Phone Was Hot Like Me? :: Geek Entertainment TV". geekentertainment.tv. Archived from the original on 2018-05-15. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
  9. ^ "A Song For Everyone". Dot. Episode 13. 6 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Okcoin commits $1M to bring more women into crypto". VentureBeat. 2021-12-02. Archived from the original on 2021-12-03. Retrieved 2021-12-03.
  11. ^ Vargas, Jose Antonio (September 20, 2010). "The Face of Facebook". The New Yorker. Archived from the original on 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2010-09-22.
  12. ^ Vespoli, Lauren (March 11, 2016). "Dot Mom". New York Family. Archived from the original on April 7, 2016. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  13. ^ "People behave a lot better when they have their real names down ... I think people hide behind anonymity and they feel like they can say whatever they want behind closed doors." "Kopf des Tages: Randi Zuckerberg - Abschied vom kleinen Bruder, Seite 2". FTD.de. Archived from the original on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2011-09-16.
  14. ^ "Anonymität im Netz von allen Seiten unter Beschuss - Aus für Pseudonyme? - Internet". krone.at. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2011-09-16.