Karla S. Tolstoy
Nominated for the award: Outstanding Innovator
Company: Stand Up Speak Up
Biography: Karla Stephens-Tolstoi is both the CEO and founder of GTA-based Stand Up Speak Up and the host of its podcast. With SUSU Apparel, she works with artists from around the world to showcase issues that affect them in an effort to spread awareness and create community. The podcast features stories that are often forgotten or ignored by mainstream media and has a significant viewership in North America, Europe and Australia.