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Randi Zuckerberg

Creator, Entrepreneur, Mom

WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO?

‘Work. Sleep. Family. Friends. Fitness. Pick 3.’

WHAT’S ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND?

A real alarm clock! It keeps me from reaching for my phone and checking email very first thing in the morning!

WHAT GIVES YOU GOOSE BUMPS?

1% battery remaining. SPINE CHILLING!!

WHAT IS YOUR BAD DAY BACKUP PLAN?

Reboot and restart. Works on my Mac too.

WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR?

The three wonderful men in my life (my husband and two sons) who make finding my ideal work/life balance easy…ier — yet so incredibly worthwhile.

HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?

When I see someone I’ve never met engaging with my content!

BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?

You’re never as good as they say you are. You’re never as bad as they say you are.

BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER GIVEN?

‘If you can dream it, you can become it.’ Look at me, I wanted to be a mermaid, now I’m swimming half under water / half above ground everyday. Dreams do come true, kids. Just be more specific.

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW THAT YOU ARE EXCITED ABOUT?

Spreading the message of my first self-published book, MISSY PRESIDENT, about a 9-year-old girl who is elected POTUS after a video of her homework goes viral. Missy’s story is incredibly relevant in today’s complicated political atmosphere. Plus it teaches kids how to be responsible digital citizens.

Also, I’m thrilled that my children’s book ‘Dot.’ is now an animated show on Sprout, in partnership with the Jim Henson Company. Children’s television is a wildly fun and creative medium, and I’m lucky to work with the best in the biz!

HOW DO YOU PRESS PAUSE?

By going to the theater! It’s my happy place and the reason I feel so grateful to live in NYC. I try to catch at least 2 shows every week.

WHAT DID YOUR 8-YEAR-OLD SELF LOVE DOING?

Re-enacting full-length musicals word for word, complete with my 3rd-grade version of every costume change. You know, normal stuff.

IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE MAGIC POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?

The power to stop time. Then I’d really get some sleep.

WHAT MAKES YOU FORGET TO EAT?

A good, ol’ fashioned sprint through the airport to make a connecting flight.

WHAT 3 THINGS WOULD YOU GRAB IN A FIRE?

iPhone, iPhone charger and Alexa (she’s like family now).

WHAT IS THE HARDEST THING YOU’VE EVER DONE – YOUR GREATEST CHALLENGE?

Starting my own company, moving into a new house, and having a baby—all within a two-month window!

FAVORITE WORD?

‘Unplug.’ Because I tell everyone to do it but always forget to do it myself. It’s my techie meditation mantra. One day I’ll have enlightenment!

FAVORITE WORK OF ART?

Norman Rockwell’s original ‘Rosie the Riveter’ from the May 1943 cover of the Saturday Morning Post. She’s this badass, blood-donating, Blue Star mother, taking her lunch break—power tool in her lap—representing the millions of women who helped World War II efforts by taking factory jobs to produce war munitions. She’s my reminder that while a woman’s work may never be done, it sure is saving the world—literally.

FAVORITE BOOK?

The Diary of Anne Frank, because she’s a representation of each of us: A dreamer, a believer, and, most importantly, a chilling example of what happens if we do not rise up against hate.

To learn more about Randi, check out her book Missy President, and follow her on:

 

Randi Zuckerberg

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