CEOCompany: Skill Scout
Role: Session Presenter
2021 Conference Session:
Beyond Skin Deep | Using Film to Activate Workplace Change
Elena Valentine, CEO at Skill Scout, is an expert in leveraging video stories in the workplace. With the motto, “you cannot be what you cannot see,” Elena started filming jobs as a way to get young people excited about the world of work. Since then, her team at Skill Scout has built a world-class media company. Their films have helped clients like Nike and American Airlines engage candidates and employees alike.
She was recently named “HR Superhero of the Year” by DisruptHR Chicago. She is also the co-founder of Mezcla Media Collective, a nonprofit that elevates women filmmakers of color.
Next up for Elena and her team is Humans@Work Virtual Film Festival, a documentary and film festival experience that shares stories of people who find passion and meaning in their work.