Elena Rue runs a video production house called StoryMineMedia and serves a variety of clients and causes. Elena and her business partner, Katherine, started the business five years ago. In their line of work, empathy for others is not only helpful – it’s required in order to tell good stories.
“I feel that everybody has the right to be treated equally,” Elena said. “As a storyteller I feel it’s really important…once you understand someone’s story you understand them on a human level. No one deserves to be treated any differently for their lifestyle or how much money they have or what they look like, or whatever. Especially in the workplace, it needs to be as even of a playing field as we can make it.”