About Us

Welcome to Playback Social Entrepreneurs®

Mission Statement

Companies worldwide are now adopting the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. Increasingly, the top performers in the marketplace are utilizing ESG metrics as they adjust their business models to the changing landscape and new demands of today’s consumers.

PLAYBACK SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS® is the first program to focus entirely on reporting these issues, and aims to be the go to outlet for news and profiles of the innovators and entrepreneurs shaping the business world of tomorrow.

"It’s time to examine social responsibility in our lives, and in business, within a Global Context,” says founder of the groundbreaking show, Susan Baumel. It is a program for the 21st Century. Many of these topics are both cutting edge and timeless. The subjects and themes we are reporting on are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and they deserve our attention.

Who we are


Susan Baumel

Founder - Susan Baumel, is a veteran, award-winning network news producer as well as a global television news and documentary creator with extensive experience in reporting on economic issues. She founded VOYAGE® Productions, LLC, a Women-Owned Small Business.

VOYAGE® Productions, LLC produced “Raising UP: Women of India”, a CINE award-winning documentary broadcast in major markets across the U.S. on PBS stations, reaching up to 108 million people according to TRAC Media Services. “Raising UP: Women” explores the social and economic status of women in India. The BBC also acquired and broadcast the program worldwide in more than 200 countries and territories.

“Raising UP: Women” was originally previewed in a screening as a National Press Club event, followed by screenings at the United Nations and the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, all in honor of International Women’s Day.

Ely Lamonica

For over a decade, Ely Lamonica has worked in Media and Communications with world-class anchors and correspondents for broadcasters in the United States and North America including: CNN, CNBC, BBC and PBS. As an award-winning filmmaker, he has written, produced and directed full-length programs for VOYAGE® Productions, LLC. He is a core member of the team behind the first Business Affairs program solely dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability - PLAYBACK SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS, which is currently being broadcast nationwide on PBS and streaming on AMAZON PRIME. European based outlets have also contracted his work for broadcasters such as Reuters, AP, ARD, ZDF, VRT, SIC, RAI and SKY.

His Global Strategic Communications clients include - the World Bank Group and the European Commission.