PRSA Adds Entrepreneur, Investor, Bestselling Author Randi Zuckerberg to ICON 2021 Speaker Lineup
Sep. 2, 2021
NEW YORK, September 2, 2021 – PRSA, the nation’s leading professional organization serving the communications community, announced today that Randi Zuckerberg will be a keynote speaker at ICON 2021, being held virtually October 4-20. An entrepreneur, investor, bestselling author, and Emmy-nominated tech media personality, Zuckerberg is the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, with the mission of supporting current and future entrepreneurs through investment, mentorship, and media.
“During her multifaceted career, Randi Zuckerberg has proven herself to be a true innovator, carving a spot right at the intersection of tech and media,” said Michelle Olson, APR, 2021 PRSA Chair. “In a rapidly evolving profession, where we must constantly be ready to adapt, I look forward to hearing what Randi has to say, particularly as it relates to our role as communicators.”
Before starting her own company, Zuckerberg was an early employee at Facebook, where she is best known for creating Facebook Live, a tool used by more than a billion people globally. A Harvard graduate, Zuckerberg hosts a weekly business talk radio show, “Randi Zuckerberg Means Business” on SiriusXM and has authored four books. Those include two bestselling business books, “Dot Complicated” and “Pick Three,” and two children’s books, “Dot” and “Missy President.” “Dot” is also currently an award-winning preschool television series on Universal Kids and Hulu.
Zuckerberg travels the world, speaking about technology, entrepreneurship, her time in Silicon Valley, and how to unplug. Beyond her work in the tech and media sectors, Zuckerberg is also a two-time Tony Award winning Broadway producer of “Hadestown” and “Oklahoma.”
PRSA recently announced its annual conference, ICON 2021, is shifting to a fully virtual event. Zuckerberg, who will speak on October 7 at 1:35 p.m. ET, joins previously announced speaker and award-winning journalist Yamiche Alcindor as a keynote speaker. Alcindor is slotted to speak the afternoon of October 18 at 1:05 p.m. ET. For additional details and to register, visit the ICON 2021 website.
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the nation’s leading professional organization serving the communications community. PRSA is the principal advocate for industry excellence and ethical conduct and provides members lifelong learning opportunities and leading-edge resources to enhance professional connections and support them at every stage of their career. With nearly 30,000 members, PRSA is collectively represented by 110 Chapters and 14 Professional Interest Sections, and on nearly 375 college and university campuses through its student organization, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). For more information, please visit www.prsa.org.
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