Tonya McNeal-Weary is an award-winning 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 management consultant and results-driven serial entrepreneur 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 marketing strategy, international trade and export promotion.
Her company, IBS Global Consulting, was 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 multiples industry sectors and regions. She also organizes and leads business delegations to both emerging and developed countries and facilitates international business and investment partnerships. She has worked on multi-billion dollar projects for international institutions, including the European Commission.
As a champion for women’s entrepreneurship and economic empowerment, Tonya founded Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs (MAFE) in 2003, a non-profit 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. Through her Women Going Global™ initiative, Tonya lead delegations of women entrepreneurs to countries across the globe to help women business owners broaden their exposure to international markets and global business opportunities.
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 travels to countries around the globe helping entrepreneurs and small business owners to “Think Global” and develop disruptive marketing strategies that sets them apart from the competition.
Tonya is the Publisher of The Global Business Advisor Magazine, a digital publication that provides entrepreneurs and SMEs with practical ideas and strategies for succeeding in today’s global marketplace.
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 with an emphasis in International Business from Walsh College (USA), and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing with an emphasis in Advertising and Promotion from Davenport University (USA).