Tonia DeCosimo is an entrepreneur, author, publisher, columnist and host. She received a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and English from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York. Her career path, however, took her into the fields of marketing, publishing and advertising in which she has worked successfully for the past twenty-five years. During that time Tonia has built and managed several companies for others. She eventually started her own businesses, one of them being, P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized). P.O.W.E.R. is a website, powerwoe.com, as well as a quarterly digital and print magazine for women professionals in all different industries and professions on a national and international level. They feature celebrities, A-listers and everyday hard-working woman. Tonia founded this organization to empower, inspire and help assist women gain the recognition they deserve. She has interviewed and featured some of the most powerful hardworking women such as Susan Lucci, The Pointer Sisters, Trish McEvoy, Heather Dubrow, Bobbi Brown and the list goes on. Tonia is a contributing writer for Thrive Global and Medium.com covering important women’s issues.
Tonia is also the author of her published book, “Single and Not Settling! A Journey of Surviving the Dating World” which is a memoir and self-help book about her trials and tribulations of searching for love in the 21st century. So far, she has been on 21 radio shows throughout the country, co-hosted a Long Island radio show called Pros and Cons with Tonia and Lisa, she has appeared at two book signings on Long Island and has been featured in the October 2017 edition of Long Island Woman Magazine showcased under “Meet This Long Island Woman”. One of Tonia’s beloved undertakings is writing a monthly column for The Date Mix, The Web Magazine hosted by Zoosk.com, one of the largest dating sites in the U.S. Writing gives Tonia the chance to share her experiences, advice and ideas with those who are facing their own dating challenges, especially those over the age of forty.
As a woman with great tenacity and passion, Tonia will not give up on something she believes in until she achieves it. She likes to say that if she is kicked down, she will get back up even stronger, never allowing herself to become complacent. Helping others and seeing them succeed in their business and personal lives gives Tonia great satisfaction.
Tonia’s advice to other women is to never allow someone to tell you that you can’t achieve your goals. If you do fail at something, it will be a lesson to learn from and should only make you stronger. You should never give up, yet always remain realistic and plan your strategies carefully.
With respect to future goals, Tonia plans to continue building successful organizations to empower others, and to promote her book and magazine as an inspiration for people not to settle and to persevere in their lives.
Tonia is a wife and proud stepmom. She enjoys cooking and travel. She is also involved with church functions and supports the Wounded Warriors Project, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and ACLD (Adult and Children with Learning Disabilities).