Toya L. Evans is an author, speaker and businesswoman with an MBA from Howard University and a BSBA from George Washington University. Her experience spans over twenty five years in product management, marketing and strategic consulting with such large corporations as General Electric, Microsoft and America Online. Additionally, she has spent considerable time as a small business owner and consultant. Her publishing company, Haci (ah-see) Publishing, publishes the works of other new and aspiring authors. Additionally, Ms. Evans leads national program and business development for Emmy-Award winning journalist, Ed Gordon and his initiatives, Ed Gordon Media and Daddy's Promise.

Ms. Evans shares her message with audiences throughout the United States and is a frequent speaker at book clubs, churches and women’s groups. Her goal is to use her business and life experiences to enlighten and inspire people to take a different perspective on their lives – try something new, move out of their comfort zone – Choose2Change. A native of North Carolina, Toya has two daughters and a grandson. She currently resides in Maryland where she is an active volunteer in the community, board member for A Bigger Picture, Inc. and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.