Randi Zuckerberg has an impressively diverse work history. She’s famous for her role in the early years of Facebook, acting as the spokeswoman and Director of Market Development. But she’s also an author, television producer, Broadway producer, and even a Broadway actress. She likes to think of herself as “well lopsided”, adding that great accomplishments don’t often come from your typical nine-to-five work. It’s a healthy imbalance she wants women in the workforce to embrace.
“I loved every moment of working in Silicon Valley and with Facebook. The only thing that I did not love was pretty much being the only woman in every room that I was in for a decade. And that was something that I started to really question and think about. How is it that we’re building these global companies, but everyone in the room looks identical?”
Randi Zuckerberg moved to Silicon Valley in 2004 to help her brother with marketing his tech startup. You’ve probably heard of it. Randi helped grow Facebook to the massive force it is in the world today. But after almost a decade of seeing very few women in leadership in Silicon Valley, she set out in 2011 to launch her own venture, Zuckerberg Media, where she’s helping girls and women across the US discover a love for technology and entrepreneurship. Her message to women everywhere is simple to understand, even when it’s a challenge to live: you can have it all, family, friends, work, fitness, sleep. But don’t plan on having it all on the same day. Her latest book Pick Three dives into the practical points of finding dynamic balance in a full and busy life.