UNITED STATES – 02-14-2020 (PRDistribution.com) — Tonya Harris, Speaker, Author, Environmental Toxicity Specialist, Children’s Mental Health Advocate, and Founder of Slightly Greener, was recently selected as an Empowered Woman of the Year for 2020 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) Her exemplary role as a female business professional, in a male dominated industry displays her influence, capability and determination.
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are selected for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. With innovation and perseverance, these women empower others to create change for future generations.
Tonya is being recognized for having over a decade of professional experience in Holistic Nutrition and over two decades of experience educating the public on products and toxins that affect their health and well-being. The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Tonya for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is passionate about Children’s Mental Health and well-being, stigmas affecting children with disabilities, and helping families maintain better health, by limiting toxic exposures within their homes. We are thrilled to be honoring her at our Annual Awards Gala this year and know we will be seeing more amazing things from this empowered woman.”
As a childhood leukemia survivor and mother of three, Tonya’s experience in the environmental health field led her to provide knowledge to families about toxins in the home and how they affect their child’s health. She is an esteemed Environmental Toxicity Specialist and the founder of Slightly Greener, helping families detoxify their homes by making small changes that have big impact over time.
Her impressive repertoire of prior roles have included: Owner of Naturally Boutique: which was an online store carrying chemical-free, natural and organic products. Tonya was a Publication Editor for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals and presently she is a podcast host for the Happy Child Project and creator of Slightly Greener. Her key areas of expertise are environmental toxins, effects of toxins on children, simple solutions for removing toxins in the home, childhood cancer awareness, ADHD, de-stigmatizing learning disabilities and mental health challenges in children.
Tonya earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Illinois University and her Master of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She also is board certified and holds multiple certificates in the environmental health field.
Aside from her successful career Tonya is a sought-after public speaker and Children’s Mental Health Advocate. She was a featured Speaker on Speakers Who Dare where she discusses her daughter’s personal experience of being bullied in school. Her story was so moving that it was made into a short film documentary which got worldwide recognition and Tonya and her daughter traveled across the country to be interviewed on news stations across America. Tonya is also a published author of Henry the Flying Squirrel, where her mission includes showing children that it is possible to overlook their label whether it is a learning disability, behavior issue or diagnosis, and to recognize their strengths. She is also a big believer in paying it forward. She was listed as one of the “Top 15 Most Charitable Women” and founded Clubs to Cure Kids, a foundation to support childhood cancer research at Lurie Children’s Hospital and Make-a-Wish Illinois.
Ms. Harris has received awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding commitment and genuine concern for the health of others. For 2019 she was featured in TIP (Top Industry Professional) Magazine and was selected as Top Environmental Toxicity Specialist of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). This year she will be considered to be broadcast on the Reuters Building in Times Square, NYC and will be honored at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala at the NYC Plaza Hotel to receive the Empowered Woman of the Year Award on stage.
Looking back, Tonya attributes her success to her knowledge of wellness, making healthy lifestyle choices and the amazing mentors she’s had along the way. She loves educating and providing guidance and tips to people seeking healthier alternatives. For the future, she hopes to encourage awareness about nutrition and environmentally safe products.
For more information on Tonya please visit: www.slightlygreener.com
The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries. These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.
IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires. IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.
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