I’m Tonya McNeal-Weary. I’m an Accredited Management Consultant and Certified Small Business Consultant. I’m an award-winning entrepreneur, international business expert, world traveler, author and global champion for women’s economic empowerment. I am the Founder of IBS Global Consulting, a global management consulting firm that specialize in helping small and medium-sized companies expand internationally, and Women Going Global.
For over a decade, I’ve been helping entrepreneurs and small businesses connect to global markets. I travel to countries across the globe working with and advising entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses on how to “Think Global” and develop disruptive marketing strategies that sets them apart from the competition.
As a global champion for women’s economic empowerment, I founded Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs (MAFE) in 2003, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and empowering women entrepreneurs in Michigan. Through my work with MAFE, I’ve helped thousands of women turn their entrepreneurial aspirations into realization.
I launched the Women Going Global Movement to inspire and encourage women entrepreneurs to explore international business opportunities and scale their businesses beyond their local borders. Through the Women Going Global Movement, my goal is to increase gender equality in international trade by removing barriers that limit women’s participation in global trade. I’m the author of the forthcoming book “Women Going Global: Real-Life Stories of Women Entrepreneurs Doing Business Across Borders,” which shares inspiring true stories of 14 remarkable women from countries around the world who have overcome the odds, turned barriers into opportunities, and are successfully doing business beyond their country’s borders.
I’ve earned numerous awards including, the Exceptional Women of Excellence Award, Global Trade Award, World of Difference 100 Award, Entrepreneurs of Distinction Award, and Women Making a Powerful Difference Award. I was also recently named one of the “10 Top Entrepreneurs To Follow In 2020” by MSP News Global.
I hold an Executive Diploma in Management Consulting, an MBA in International Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.