Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, Randi Zuckerberg, has described Pakistan as one of the friendliest countries in the world.
She made these remarks while speaking on the third and final day of the AdAsia 2019 conference in Lahore. During her one-hour lecture, she kept the jam-packed hall involved with her mesmerizing words.
Randi named Malala Yousafzai and Benazir Bhutto, some of the great women Pakistan has produced, to justify her praise and said that Pakistanis always honor their women.
Randi was surprised by the fact that Pakistan was a preferred supplier of soccer ball across the globe.
This way, Pakistan is known among all the soccer-playing nations.
Speaking about her own life story, Randi revealed that initially, she was reluctant to work with his brother Mark as marketing chief for Facebook. She also recalled how the Facebook team started from scratch back in 2004.
When we started, we were a 12-member team. Today, Facebook has 102 offices with thousands of employees. As the chief marketing officer of Facebook, my budget was nothing. You have to work on a passion project, exploring it day and night.
She said that since music is her passion, she decided to launch a live Facebook band. However, only two viewers – her parents – watched it. It was a complete flop, she said.
Then, just a week later, a famous singer called her and offered to perform on Facebook live. Following her, many celebrities joined Facebook live, and it became a hit.
“Only four months after the launch, President Barack Obama expressed the desire to use Facebook live to connect with people,” she said, adding that the site now has over 2.5 billion users in the world.
Despite these successes, many people ask why I left Facebook.
But I believe, I wanted to be more than just another girl part of the Silicon Valley setup. I wanted to make my own identity.
Randi, who is now a businesswoman in the US, has served as a former director of market development and spokesperson for Facebook. Prior to this, she was a renowned internet entrepreneur and a panelist on Forbes on Fox.