Zuckerberg said on Twitter, “It is with mixed emotions that I announced my departure from Facebook today to launch my own initiative. More info soon.”
The departure of Randi Zuckerberg was first reported by All Things D, which got her resignation letter. She wrote, “We have made incredible progress, but there is still much to be done and other ways I can affect change. Now is the perfect time for me to move outside of Facebook to build a company focused on the exciting trends underway in the media industry.”
The new company of Zuckerberg is named RtoZ Media and will concentrate in helping companies adapt social media. She wrote in the letter, “My goal is to launch my own innovative programming and work with media companies to develop their programming in new and more social ways. In attacking this challenge, Facebook will clearly be a central element in all of my projects. I plan to demonstrate that ANYONE can do groundbreaking media work on the platform.”
Zuckerberg distinguished the accomplishments of which she is most proud of, including Facebook’s election and inauguration tie-ups with ABC and CNN, a Davos/Facebook partnership that allowed Facebook users to more closely follow the World Economic Forum and the launch of Facebook Live, which concluded with President Obama’s 2011 Facebook town hall.
In a report, the Facebook spokesperson said, “We are all grateful for her important service.”