This article was originally published on WRCB-TV.com.
Randi Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media and best-selling author, will be keynote speaker at the 12th annual IMPACT Leadership Dinner.
If the name sounds familiar, she is the sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
The event is hosted by Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute (CWLI) and celebrates women in leadership roles, according to a news release.
As an early employee at Facebook, she led major marketing initiatives and was nominated for an Emmy in 2011 for her innovative coverage of the midterm elections, which combined television and social media. She also helped create Facebook Live, now used by more than a billion people around the globe.
After leaving Facebook, she launched Zuckerberg Media to create media content that puts intelligent, tech-savvy, entrepreneurial women and girls at the forefront.
Zuckerberg has also published two books, including New York Times bestseller “Dot Complicated” and “Dot.” – a children’s book which will debut as a television show on NBC’s children’s network Sprout this fall. Randi also hosts a weekly radio show “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,” said CWLI Event Chair Jennifer Nicely. “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 Thursday, Feb. 23 from 5:30 – 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.