River City Six – Judith Ngozi Obodougo
Meet Judith Ngozi Obodougo, founder and CEO at God’s Got Your Back, LLC (www.ggyb.store).
Tell us a little about your business.
God’s Got Your Back is a health and wellness product business inspired by my book, God’s Got Your Back, which I authored in 2019. We offer a selection of t-shirts, hoodies, and golf shirts with this important and meaningful message on them.
How did you get started in the business?
After I released the book, I wanted to impact an even wider audience with items that had the God’s Got Your Back message on them and made people feel good about themselves whenever they wore or used the items.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
The pandemic hit right after I launched my business which has been difficult, but I’m putting everything in God’s hands.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
The connections I’ve formed with other female entrepreneurs in Omaha.
Tell us a little about your family.
I am the daughter of a Nigerian businessman. I have four older brothers and two younger sisters.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Becoming a mother.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Catch up with my family (especially my sisters) and friends, watch and listen to webinars to implement into my business and foundation, work on my talk show guest list and questionnaires, meditate, work out, pamper myself (self care), and, most importantly, spend time with my son.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I feel things very strongly. That can make me a bit of a cry baby at times, but I never allow negative thoughts to linger.
Who inspires you?
My dad. I am a female version of him.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
“Survivor” by Destiny’s Child.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
To be able to help everyone. In God’s time, it will happen.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
A talk show host or I’d open up a camp for young women.
What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
My dad passed away from multiple myeloma cancer. I’m actually in the process of launching a foundation in his memory to educate people on the disease.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
I’ve been inspired by many authors and their work over the years, but my favorite has to be my own because of the amazing journey I had writing it and now sharing it with others.
What is your favorite movie?
The Pursuit of Happiness.
What is your favorite TV show?
Grey’s Anatomy. I wanted to be a doctor when I was attending school in Nigeria before I came to the U.S., so it makes me feel like I am practicing medicine.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
Warren Buffet. I have a few pointers to get from him.