“Be kinder than necessary.” Quoted by many, but most memorably by Tonya's grandmother.
Tonya Hanshew is currently the secretary of Women & Hi Tech and the Past President from 2014-15 . She is the Founder and CEO of Write 4 the Win LLC, a consulting company launched in June 2014. Her experience is focused on client engagement and major account management in information technology, with an emphasis on business development, project management and business operations. She is a certified Solution Selling executive and a member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals. She has led business development and proposal management for individual opportunities that resulted in contracts ranging from $10,000 to over $50,000,000 in both the public and private sector. Prior to her entrepreneurial ventures with Write 4 the Win LLC and Agency360 LLC, Tonya held key roles in business and technology consulting firms including Capgemini, World Wide Technology, Haverstick, A Kratos Company, Knowledge Services and CSpring., and has also been a member of the Indiana Digital Government Summit Advisory Board. She supports several local charities including Wheeler Mission and ARPO, and is a commissioned Stephen Leader at New Hope Presbyterian Church. She attended the University of Cincinnati where she majored in Business Management.
Tonya and her husband live in Fishers. When they aren’t busy chasing after their chocolate lab, they are enjoying time with family and friends, watching movies and playing board games.
Women in technology, and the STEM fields overall, are still very much the minority. When Tonya recognized that she was one of 10 women in a 100+ person technology company, she knew she needed true peer support. A friend introduced Tonya to Women & Hi Tech, and she immediately felt at home there.
Tonya hopes Women & Hi Tech can develop mentoring-based relationships to support women in STEM who are just starting out in their careers.