Inspirational Women Of Detroit


Tonya McNeal-Weary

Tonya McNeal-Weary is an accomplished entrepreneur, having started several successful companies throughout Michigan.  She is the Founder and Executive Director of Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs, an awarding-winning non-profit organization committed to supporting and promoting the economic growth and advancement of women in Southeast Michigan.  In 2004, she founded the Young Entrepreneurs Series (YES) program to provide entrepreneurship and leadership development training to Detroit-area high school girls.

Mrs. McNeal-Weary is actively involved in the community and volunteers for non-profit organizations locally and around the world.  She is a member of The International Alliance for Women where she serves as the Director of the Daughters Program, an e-mentoring program for young women and girls that promote education and economic empowerment.  She also serves as a media and publicity advocate for a non-profit organization based in Ghana that provides programs and resources to foster leadership among women in Africa.

Mrs. McNeal-Weary has earned numerous awards including, the Entrepreneurs of Distinction Award, Women Making a Powerful Difference Award, and AXA Achievement Award, to name a few.  She is an active resource partner for CEED’s Michigan Women’s Marketplace playing a key role referring new resource partners and providing information to women business owners.

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