Tonja's life work is service to others and empowering people to be all God has for their life.
Tonja Murphy is an author, consultant, and motivational speaker. Ms. Murphy’s engagement with the community includes serving on several local and statewide Board of Directors.
When Ms. Murphy is not serving in the community, she enjoys sharing tools to empower others to be their best self through books. She will publish her sixth book, Blessed Thirteen: Lessons From A Ladybug in Spring 2019. Her love for writing has extended to being a guest columnist for The Clarion-Ledger Newspaper, Mississippi Christian Living Magazine, and Woman to Woman with Joanne Magazine.
In 2012, Ms. Murphy was named Parent of the Year for the Jackson Public School District and finalist for Parent of the Year for the State of Mississippi. Tonja has been featured in the Jackson Free Press, WLBT’s Mississippi Strong Segment, and the Inaugural Edition of Who’s Who in Black Mississippi. She recently received the Community Impact Award from Butterflies by Grace Defined by Faith and honorable mention for the Governor’s Initiative on Volunteer Service Award. Ms. Murphy also received a resolution from the City of Jackson, Mississippi honoring her many years of service to the community.
Ms. Murphy holds a bachelor’s degree in professional interdisciplinary studies, with a concentration in social and behavioral sciences from Jackson State University. She is also a graduate of Leadership Greater Jackson and the Business Advantage for Professionals Program at Millsaps College.