Zuckerburg's sister says 'healthy competition in family helped gain success'

Last Updated: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 08:40 hrs

Randi Zuckerburg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg, has happily spoken about her family life, and the struggle she faces managing her multiple roles as a female-tech leader, parent, wife and a sister.

The former Facebook executive, in a rare interview ahead of her visit to Brisbane, said that her family is the key to her success in more than one way.

"Family is very important to us and healthy competition between siblings has only helped each one of us work harder for what we want," the Brisbane Times quoted Zuckerburg, as saying.

Mark is making ever wider waves, younger sister Arielle has gained fame for her move to Google this year, and her father is also on the public speaking circuit, the paper said.

"Our parents taught us the importance of encouraging one another and I don't think any of us would be where we are today without each other's support," she said.

Zuckerberg said that to be successful, you have to be around with incredibly smart and good people.

"From my husband, to my family, my friends and my colleagues - nobody could do it all alone, and I certainly wouldn't try," she said.

She said that she enjoy living each moment fully and does not try to predict the future.

Zuckerberg concluded that the most important thing is being your own best friend and said: "I am who I am, and I make no apologies for that".

"I do what I love always and in all ways. I think that in this age of social media it's impossible, and likely unhealthy, to attempt to maintain multiple personas (work, family, social)," she added. (ANI)

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