Tonya McNeal-Weary, known worldwide as The Global Business Advisor™ is an award-winning, self-made entrepreneur, international business expert, world traveler, author and global champion for women’s economic empowerment. She is the Founder and Managing Director of IBS Global Consulting, a global management consulting firm that specialize in helping small and medium-sized companies expand into international markets.
Tonya is an innovative and results-driven management consultant with a track record of success in building profitable companies in both domestic and international markets. Her expertise ranges across global market research, international business development and expansion, global product launch, global marketing strategy, investment attraction, international trade and export promotion.
Her company, IBS Global Consulting, was awarded the 2020 Global Excellence Awards® by Acquisition International Magazine, and named “Best Business Expansion Consultancy – Midwest USA” by Corporate Vision Magazine, and received the British American Business Award from the British American Business Council of Michigan for achievement in promoting international trade between the UK and USA.
As Managing Director at IBS Global Consulting, Tonya leads and manages consulting projects across multiple industry sectors and regions. She organizes and leads business delegations to both emerging and developed countries to facilitate investment deals and international business partnerships. She has also worked on multi-billion dollar projects for international institutions, including the European Commission.
As a global champion for women’s economic empowerment, Tonya founded Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs (MAFE) in 2003, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and empowering women entrepreneurs in Michigan. Through her work with MAFE, Tonya has helped thousands of women turn their entrepreneurial aspirations into realization. She also lead delegations of women entrepreneurs to countries across the globe to help women business owners broaden their exposure to international trade and export opportunities and gain access to international markets.
For over a decade, Tonya has built an excellent reputation as a global thought leader and influencer with a passion for helping entrepreneurs (especially women entrepreneurs), small business owners and investors connect to global markets. She is a global startup advisor and travels to countries around the globe helping startups and entrepreneurs to “Think Global” and develop disruptive marketing strategies that sets them apart from the competition.
Tonya is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants USA, International Trade Council, and Organization of Women in International Trade, to name a few.
Tonya is an Accredited Management Consultant (AMC) and Certified Small Business Consultant. She holds an Executive Diploma in Management Consulting from Grenoble Ecole de Management (France), an MBA in International Business from Walsh College (USA), and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Davenport University (USA).