About the Author
Inspiration for Akiti the Hunter:
Akiti the Hunter, was written with the intentions to introduce the world to a new kind of hero, one that children of color around the world can identify themselves with. More importantly, Akiti’s journey into the new era will give old African folklores a brand-new stage coupled with cutting-edge illustrations and attention to details inside each Akiti the Hunter series.
My goal is to awaken and inspire the next young authors and illustrators from various backgrounds, to become the writers and illustrators of their own legacies.
Denise Williams is the President and Co Founder of Silicon Valley Nigerian Economic Development Inc. (SV-NED Inc.). She serves on the board of 3 companies, including SV-NED Inc., Global Connection for Women Foundation, and Sky Clinic Connect. Denise Williams earned her Bachelors Degree in Economics from University of California, Riverside and her Masters in Business Administration Degree from Golden Gate University San Francisco, CA. Denise Williams professional career was found working amongst the brightest in the healthcare industry such as Kaiser Permenente, Gilead Sciences, Abbott Laboratories, and the State of CA Department of Public Health.
She is a recipient of several distinguished awards including a US Congressional Award for Outstanding Contributions, a US Senatorial Award for Outstanding Community Leadership, and Visionary Award from Actor Danny Glover.
Denise Williams caught the attention of Forbes Africa‘s Top 30 Under 30 and has been featured on publication including CNBC Africa, Huffington Post, Bold.Global, Thrive Global and Black Enterprise. Denise is most passionate about building a bridge of Economic Prosperity between two nations, Silicon Valley technology capitol of the world and Nigeria.
Her spear time is devoted to promoting childhood literacy and diversity which can be observed through her most passionate venture, as an Author for her Children’s Book series, Akiti the Hunter.