2017 BWF Guest Speakers
Meet Randi Zuckerberg
Founder & CEO of Zuckerberg Media
Randi Zuckerberg believes in being a three-dimensional woman of many titles. After all, life is too short to pick just one!
She is the Founder & CEO of Zuckerberg Media, a boutique-marketing firm and production company, working with high profile organizations and Fortune 500 companies such as The Clinton Global Initiative, Cirque du Soleil, Conde Nast, and PayPal.
She is the author of two books. Dot Complicated, a New York Times bestseller, discusses Randi’s personal journey on the front lines of Facebook, and her thoughts on how technology has completely changed our lives. Dot a children’s picture book, features an energetic little girl who learns to find balance between her gadgets and playing outside with her friends. The Jim Henson Production Company recently optioned the television rights for Dot.
She is a television producer and contributor. In 2011, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for her innovative blend of online/TV coverage of the U.S. mid-term elections. In 2012, she was the executive producer for a TV docu-series on Bravo about Silicon Valley’s startup culture, and she regularly appears on camera as a contributor for The Today Show and the Katie Couric show to discuss life in the digital age. Randi recently began exploring a new medium: radio. She can currently be heard on the business talk radio show, Dot Complicated, on SiriusXM.
As a highly sought-after speaker, Randi shares her personal story of success in Silicon Valley and her expert insights on technology, business, and entrepreneurship in the digital age. A born performer, she delivers an interactive, entertaining and informative speech that has delighted audiences around the world.
Randi is also a musician and actress. While she has always performed around the Bay Area with her tech cover band, Feedbomb, in Spring 2014, she made it to the big leagues starring in Rock of Ages on Broadway for a 30-show run as ‘Regina Koontz.’ Her performance was so successful she was asked to extend her run for an additional 12 shows.
In her spare time, Randi sits on the board of Professional Diversity Network, a publicly traded company that helps with diversity staffing and training for Fortune 500 companies. In Fall 2014, she launched her first app, Wake Up World!, tasked with teaching children the story of Rosh Hashanah. Randi is also dedicated to expanding her angel investing portfolio with investments in exciting up-and-coming startups.
Also you may have heard of her work at, you know, a tiny little internet company called Facebook, where she created and ran the social media pioneer’s marketing programs from 2005-2011.
But by far, Randi’s favorite and most important job is mom. She currently lives in New York City with her husband Brent, and sons Asher and Simi.
Meet Tami Evans
Author of Half Full of It: Activating Optimism and Other Hardcore Soft Skills
Tami Evans, is known for providing “crucial content with heaps of humor.” An energetic, thought-provoking communicator and performer, Evans possesses extensive experience in both corporate and independent business environments. She offers a ‘fast-paced, interactive adventure filled with learning and laughter’ in her much-anticipated presentations. Evans holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and a Bachelor’s degree in broadcasting communications and theater. She has CTI coaching training and she believes laughter is a vital part of learning and living. Her “Half Full of It” book was named one of the top motivational books of 2014 by the Indie Book Awards, and in 2011 she was named TOP 5 New Speakers by the National Speakers Association (NSA) for which she is president of the New York City chapter.