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Best-Selling Author, Emmy-Nominated Entrepreneur to Speak in Chattanooga

This article was originally published on Nooga.com.

Best-selling author and founder/CEO of Zuckerberg Media Randi Zuckerberg is coming to speak in Chattanooga. 

The Emmy Award-nominated entrepreneur will be the keynote speaker at the Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute's 12th annual Impact Leadership Dinner.

The organization celebrates women in leadership roles and works to increase the influence of women in the Chattanooga area. 

As an early employee at Facebook, which was co-founded by her brother, Mark Zuckerberg, Randi Zuckerberg led major marketing campaigns and was instrumental in the creation of Facebook Live, the live-streaming initiative, which is now used by more than 1 billion people around the globe, according to a news release. 

She was nominated for an Emmy in 2011 for her coverage of the midterm elections, which combined television and social media. 

After leaving Facebook, Zuckerberg launched Zuckerberg Media to create media content that puts "intelligent, tech-savvy, entrepreneurial women and girls at the forefront."

Zuckerberg has published two books, including New York Times bestseller "Dot Complicated" and "Dot," which is a children’s book that recently debuted as a television show on NBC’s children’s network Sprout.

Zuckerberg also hosts a weekly radio show called "Dot Complicated" on SiriusXM Business Radio. 

"Her entrepreneurial mindset and award-winning accomplishments made Randi Zuckerberg a clear choice for this year’s Impact Leadership Dinner keynote speaker," event chair Jennifer Nicely said. "As a wife and mother of two young sons, Zuckerberg is a leading example of how to balance personal and professional success, which many of our members can relate to."

This year’s Impact Leadership Dinner is set for Feb. 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

Tables and individual tickets are currently available for purchase online.

For more information about the event, including sponsorship opportunities, visit CWLI.org or call 423-394-8173.