CEO, Skill Scout Films
Elena Valentine, CEO of SkillScout, has made it her mission to help people find meaning in their work through stories that matter. With the motto “you cannot be what you cannot see,” Elena started filming jobs as a way to get young people excited about careers. Since then, her team at Skill Scout Films has since built a world class media company. Their films have helped clients like Nike, McDonalds, and American Airlines shares stories of employees who find passion and meaning in their work.
Elena was recently named HR Superhero by DisruptHR Chicago and Newcity’s Film 50 of 2020. She is also the cofounder of Mezcla Media Collective, a thriving community based Chicagoland nonprofit that elevates women and nonbinary filmmakers of color.