Denise Mobolaji Ajayi-Williams

Denise Mobalaji Ajayi-Williams is the CEO/Cofounder of Silicon Valley- Nigerian Economic Development Inc. (SV-NED).[1][2] SV-NED Inc is an accelerator that bridged the connection between Silicon Valley and the rest of the world. Over the last decade, the SV-NED Inc. empire has acquired 1 billion reach and built strong relationships with 50 thousand business owners and professionals with interest in technology. Williams serves on the board of 5 companies, including SV-NED Inc., Global Connection for Women Foundation, Sky Clinic Connect, Numly, and Collabful.[3][4][5][6][7]

Denise Mobalaji Ajayi-Williams
NationalityNigerian, American
Alma materUniversity of California, Riverside, Golden Gate University
OccupationNovelist, short-story writer, journalist, social entrepreneur
OrganizationWorking Mom in 1920s; WM Journal Magazine; Silicon Valley-Nigerian Economic Development
Known forWriting Children Comics, Journalism, Philanthropy and Women Freedom
Notable work
Akiti The Hunter (2015)
Parent(s)Chief Temitope Ajayi (aka 'Mama Diaspora')
Websitewww.workingmomin20s.com

Early life and educationEdit

Williams earned her Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of California, Riverside, and her Masters in Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Marketing from Golden Gate University, Ageno School of Business.[8] Williams' professional career was spent working for premier and leading Healthcare organizations including Kaiser Permanente, Gilead Sciences, Abbott Laboratories, and the State of CA Department of Public Health. Williams is a recipient of several distinguished awards, including a US Congressional Award for Outstanding Contributions from Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a US Senatorial Award from Senator Dianne Feinstein for Outstanding Community Leadership, and Visionary Award from Actor Danny Glover.[9]

CareerEdit

Williams has been featured in several publications, including Forbes,[10] CNBC, GritDaly,[11] Huffington Post,[12] Guardian, Thrive Global, and Black Enterprise. Williams is most passionate about building a bridge of economic prosperity between the Silicon Valley technology mecca of the world and emerging countries from around the world. Her spare time is devoted to promoting childhood literacy and diversity, which can be observed through her journey as the Author of the children's book series, Akiti the Hunter, the 1st African Action Superhero. Akiti the Hunter, is being reworked into an animation series and animated motion picture movie.[13][14][15]

Personal lifeEdit

Ajayi-Williams has a son with her husband Hayden Williams III who is also the co-founder of their WM Journal platform and Working Moms in 1920s organisation.[16][17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "West Africa finds an unlikely home in Silicon Valley". Grit Daily News. July 21, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  2. ^ Hassan, Binta (February 4, 2016). "6 Nigerians Making A Difference". PR2J3C4 - Nigeria @ Her Best. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  3. ^ Mary (September 4, 2015). "'Akiti the Hunter' brings a Black hero to children's literature". San Francisco Bay View. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  4. ^ https://postnewsgroup.com/2015/02/24/author-denise-ajayi-williams-kicks-off-book-tour-akiti-hunter-african-hero/
  5. ^ "Black History Month Storytime with author Bolaji Ajayi". Mill Valley, CA Patch. February 20, 2015. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  6. ^ Ajayi-Ore, Lilian; Philanthropist, ContributorAward-Winning; Founder; Studies, CEO of the Global Connections for Women Foundation She is a University Professor at NYU School of Professional (March 2, 2016). "An Iconic Woman on the RISE, Denise Mobolaji Ajayi-Williams". HuffPost. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  7. ^ "Bold TV". Bold TV. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  8. ^ https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=https://africanshapers.com/nigeria-denise-ajayi-williams-connecte-lafrique-a-la-silicon-valley/&prev=search
  9. ^ 2832369. "The Nation October 9, 2011". Issuu. Retrieved April 23, 2021.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  10. ^ "Denise (Ajayi) Williams". Forbes Councils. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  11. ^ "West Africa finds an unlikely home in Silicon Valley". Grit Daily News. July 21, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  12. ^ Ajayi-Ore, Lilian; Philanthropist, ContributorAward-Winning; Founder; Studies, CEO of the Global Connections for Women Foundation She is a University Professor at NYU School of Professional (March 2, 2016). "An Iconic Woman on the RISE, Denise Mobolaji Ajayi-Williams". HuffPost. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  13. ^ https://www.svned.com/events-gallery
  14. ^ Hamed, Idowu. "Ooni of Ife, Makes His Grand Entrance to Silicon Valley". Startrend International Magazine. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  15. ^ III, Hayden Williams (November 30, 2017). "'His Imperial Majesty Has Arrived' — Nigerian King Visits Silicon Valley". Bold TV. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  16. ^ Hazelwood, Janell (December 9, 2015). "FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES: HOW A MOTHER, INSPIRED BY HER SON, IS DIVERSIFYING WORLD OF SUPERHEROES". Black Enterprise. Retrieved June 2, 2020.
  17. ^ "Posts by Hayden Williams III". Bold-Bold TV. Retrieved June 6, 2020.