Nominated for the award: Music
Company: Music Mentor Productions
Position: Vice President of Artists and Repetoire
Biography: Carla Sacco is an International Women Achievers Award recipient, a former Artistic Director and current Ambassador of YOUTH DAY Global, a CMT reality television star, a Hollywood Music in Media Award nominee, and a featured artist of Nobel Peace Prize nominated and United Nations affiliated World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media. Carla is also the VP of Heritage Canada funded Hometown Music Council (National Youth Music Council), a Youth for Human Rights International representative, a keynote speaker for the Songwriters Association of Canada, a Building Bands Canada instructor, an International Peace Festival advocate, the historical first female performer in Canada for International Men’s Day (on its 20th Anniversary, in support of gender equality and suicide prevention), the Creative Director of the Fit Hop movement, and she is Vice President of Music Mentor Productions. Carla received the City of Toronto’s Award of Distinguished Citizenship for community service work in support of multiculturalism, as well as honorary ACTRA membership for extensive contributions to the Canadian performing arts, plus a 4-year Governors’ Scholarship to McMaster University, the Top Broadcaster Award from the National Institute of Broadcasting, Little Miss Budapest designation (at 5 years of age), and Miss National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada designation (at 30 years of age). Carla holds a Master of Science in Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a PhD Honoris Causa in Christian Counseling. Carla has volunteered for over 100 charitable organizations over the past quarter century and she is a certified middle and high school teacher in Ontario and New York State. Over the past 20 years, she has been rated the #1 tribute artist internationally for various stage productions, having performed live for millions of people—fronting over 2500 concerts globally for crowds of up to 30,000 people (in locations such as Dubai, Japan, Russia, Finland, Sweden, London, Los Angeles, Manhattan, the Arctic, Alaska, and the Caribbean-at prestigious venues such as Roy Thomson Hall, American and Canadian military base camps, the Calgary Stampede, and the Paralympics. Carla has fronted 60-80 piece State Symphony Orchestras, and her performances have been repeatedly broadcasted on national television in various countries (e.g. in Canada, the People's Republic of China, etc.). Carla was a cover model and spokesperson with Elite Model Management, a nationally syndicated radio jingle singer-songwriter for organizations such as the United Way, the Victorian Order of Nurses, Hamilton Civic Hospital, and Child Find Ontario. Carla is a co-founder of the Power of Ideas Conference, is a social activist with non-profits such as the SIPO Foundation, a former host of Morning File 93.3FM, a former Striving Artist television star, and she is the official voice of the DMZ BusinessCast Podcast. Carla is also a singer-songwriter, music producer, and award-winning video creator for Soul Righters (which provides positive messages through inspirational music). Carla is furthermore a multiple award-winning documentarian.