When Marissa Feinberg left her full-time corporate job to start coworking spaces pre-WeWork Era, she had no idea that one day she would be at the helm of this industry. And once her first venture got acquired, it seemed the sky was the limit for Marissa as she became one of the biggest entrepreneurs in the social impact space. But her journey to founding multiple businesses wasn’t an easy one. Marissa talks with Kazuki about the people who encouraged her down that path, and her realization that being creative and owning your brilliance can lead to many opportunities.
Marissa Feinberg is the founder and Chief Storyteller of Triple Why.
Stories For You is hosted by Kazuki Akiba. It is produced by Kazuki Akiba and Reed Yurman. Additional dialogue written by Tiffany Khuu and Nicole Bernardo. Edited by Kazuki Akiba and Nicole Bernardo. Ray Lanuza and GrayLaptop mixed the episode and Music by Graylaptop.
About Marissa Feinberg:
Marissa Feinberg is a publicist, marketer, and brand builder with a passion for championing new ideas and connecting people. Marissa raises the profile of her clients, developing the platform for them to achieve their goals, whether they are raising awareness or capital.
Marissa’s “Triple Bottom Why” philosophy aligns her clients’ Whys with their organizations and audiences. Identifying Why also highlights values, supporting the triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit.
From Fortune 500 companies to Series A startups, Marissa’s clients have been featured in The New York Times, BBC World, Bloomberg, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Inc., Forbes, and NBC, among countless others.
Most recently, Marissa served as Vice President, PR & Marketing, of MissionHUB, a network of Impact Hub coworking campuses in San Francisco, Berkeley, New York City, and Washington D.C., as well as the SOCAP Conference for social impact investors. Previously, Marissa co-founded Green Spaces NY, acquired by MissionHUB, becoming Impact Hub NYC. Marissa frequently speaks about entrepreneurship, marketing, and PR for startups and social enterprises via Investor’s Circle, Parsons the NEW School for Design, and NYU Reynolds, among others.
Marissa graduated from Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with degrees in PR and marketing. She serves on the boards/advisories of Green Map, Ecodeo, Entertainment for Change, Toilets for People, NYU Stern’s Annual Conference of Social Entrepreneurs, and The Artist Co-op. Marissa is also an actress, represented by Scott Carlson Entertainment. Engage with her on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram @marissafeinberg.