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Managing Director, IBS Global Consulting

Tonya McNeal-Weary is a multi-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 leading global management consulting firm that specializes 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, economic development, investment attraction 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 multiple industry sectors and regions. She organizes and leads business delegations to both emerging and developed countries and facilitates international business and investment partnerships. Tonya has also worked on multi-billion dollar projects for international institutions, including the European Commission.
For over a decade, Tonya has built an excellent reputation as a global thought leader and influencer with a passion for helping entrepreneurs, small business owners, and investors connect to global markets. She travels to countries across the globe working with and advising entrepreneurs, CEOs, and owners of small businesses on how to “Think Global” and develop disruptive marketing strategies that set them apart from the competition.
As a global champion for women’s economic empowerment, Tonya founded Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs (MAFE), an award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting, promoting, and empowering female entrepreneurs in Michigan.
Tonya is the author of Women Going Global: Real-Life Stories of Women Entrepreneurs Doing Business Across Borders which shares inspiring true stories of remarkable women from 13 countries who have overcome the odds and turned barriers into opportunities and are successfully doing business beyond their country’s borders.