Tonya's passion for leadership and social change is evident by her work with the R.E.D. Women’s Program, The Success House, LLC, Leadership Greater Jackson, the Greater Jackson Chamber, Women For Progress, American Heart Association, and the Women’s Business Network. In 2019, she was named one of the “50 Leading Businesswomen of Mississippi.” In 2021, Tonya completed the Yale University School of Management - Women In Leadership Program. She is married to Bishop A. D. Ware and mother to daughters, Wisdom Noelle and Wealth Joy. In her present role, Tonya Ware is the State Project Director for ReadyNation Mississippi where she builds and leads a coalition of top-level business executives from across the state of Mississippi in a mission to support children in life, work, and success.