Daniela Obi is a Nigerian-American from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, now living in Columbus, Ohio. She is a former Project Manager and Process Improvement Consultant turned entrepreneur. Growing up in Milwaukee, she watched her mother successfully launch and manage four businesses of her own, while caring for four children and an ailing husband. This is where Daniela learned her ambition and drive that carried her through into adulthood.
While introverted, quiet and reserved, Daniela loves adventure. She is a bit of a thrill seeker and has been sky-diving, fly-boarding and has traveled solo to several countries. She also adores her family; Daniela has 11 nieces and nephews, and 4 grand-nieces and nephews, whom she affectionately calls “her children” since she does not have any of her own yet. Outside of family and travel, Daniela believes strongly in living life to the fullest. She values experiences and is always open to trying new things, going new places and meeting new people.
Throughout her life Daniela has been committed to connecting with others and giving back. She volunteers with several organizations, including the YWCA, National Black MBA Association, Dress for Success YES, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Daniela is also a proponent of personal development and attends courses, workshops and professional events regularly. Being a process improvement consultant, she is always looking for ways to solve problems and create efficiencies. These are some of the reasons Daniela launched Connected. She wants to create a space where people can pursue their entrepreneurial dreams, while connecting with other people on that same journey.