Hera Hub DC is excited to share Startup Stories from our members. We periodically interview incredible business women from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Our goal is to share our members’ wonderful stories with the public.
Sue Stolov, founder of Washington Independent Productions Inc., has been creating films and video productions in the Washington DC area for years.
Sue has been a member of Hera Hub DC for 6 months. This is her startup story:
What was the inspiration behind your business?
I have always loved video and film and telling meaningful stories that other people can learn from. It’s a passion. I like making it easy, and less intimidating for people–taking a bit of the mystery out of the video and film making process. I like making an impact on the world through video.
Who are your clients and what do you do for them?
One of my favorite projects has been one that I did for the US Army. The purpose of project was to encourage businesses to hire wounded veterans. There was evidence that post 9/11 veterans have higher unemployment rates because employers don’t understand PTSD and what it might mean in the workplace. The video was made to educate employers and HR executives about PTSD.
One neat aspect about the veteran’s project is that it helped educate. Most people don’t know any veterans. So the only impression that have is what they hear on the news (which is in the news because it is unusual) or what they see at the movies (which of course, is fiction). So it was nice to bust some myths and be able to fill this vacuum with accurate information.