PARISSA BEHNIA, Founder, CEO, Business Whisperer
Parissa Behnia founded Sixense to build on her previous career incarnations and enact her Sixense Empathy Model™ to serve the business leadership community. She is CMO, startup advisor and angel investor at 678 Partners, a firm offering strategic marketing services. Prior to that she served as Vice President, Account Director at Wunderman DC, a relationship marketing agency. She’s recognized in the Chicago entrepreneurial community as an advisor and angel investor, with a particular heart for fellow female founders but a love of creative minds above all else. Parissa co-taught an experiential entrepreneurship seminar for ACM, a collaborative association of Midwest small liberal arts colleges. Parissa is a frequent speaker on topics such as leadership and entrepreneurship and is co-founder of ProductCamp Chicago. She’s also an active mentor and volunteer in cultural, civic, women’s, education and business organizations and has served in numerous service leadership and non-profit board positions.