Obenewa is the Executive Director of Harvard University's Center for African Studies' Africa Office; an Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity; as well as a Life Coach; Public Speaker; and Consultant.
Her passion is supporting individuals, particularly women and non-profit executives—as they grow personally and professionally.
Of Ghanaian descent, Obenewa was born and raised in the Baltimore-Washington DC area. She holds an undergraduate degree from Boston University, with a major in international relations and a minor in history. Obenewa also holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
Obenewa trained as a coach with Inner Life Skills and is a member of the Coaches and Mentors Association of South Africa.
Inspired by her own upbringing, Obenewa's personal and professional interests focus on fostering Pan African solutions to advance development in Africa and the Diaspora. Obenewa mentors young women and has served as an adviser to several non-profit initiatives.