Challenging the traditional roles women are often cast to play, Denise Mobolaji Ajayi-Williams has created a revolutionary organization for women worldwide to be a part of. Denise’s organization “Working Moms in 20’s” comes from a unique concept all her own, the idea that women can redefine their position in history and establish themselves as the true leaders that they are to their homes and communities. “Women are the pillars of communities,” asserted Denise, “They are the driving force of success, stability, and growth.” The mission of the organization is to theoretically go back to the 1920’s and to rewrite history, celebrating our racial, cultural, ethnic, and religious differences while making visible the parts of history not often celebrated. Denise’s vision is to go back in time to create a mindset that there are no limitations for women and highlight the unsung female heroes. In addition to being the founder of “Working Mom in 20s” Denise is a mother, wife of Hayden Williams III (her husband Pre-Med Student at University of San Francisco, Healthcare Innovator & Professional), she is a child of God, and like most moms a truly ambitious woman taking on the world.
Working Moms in 20s was created after Denise became pregnant with her son and as any good mother does, began to go online for research forums, websites, and mom groups to learn more about the important milestones and lessons she’d be experiencing with her first child. Denise didn’t feel the materials available accurately spoke to her position as a mother in her mid-twenties, the information seemed dated and impersonal. She desired sources that spoke to the ambition of young moms who still wanted to chase their dreams and accomplish success while nurturing their children. Through her extensive research Denise became inspired by women like Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, Princess Diana, Margaret Thatcher and countless other women who maintained the work life, personal life balance she aimed to achieve, and thus Working Moms in 20s was born.
The all-inclusive platform welcomes women internationally from a multitude of backgrounds to share their experiences, expertise, and interests through discussion and articles on various topics. “Working Moms in 20s is for any woman. Even if you’re not a mother, I know for a fact, you’ve had a mother, there is something here for every woman to relate to.” A common theme shared amongst women is the desire to juggle it all. When asked how she manages to be a Mother, Wife and Entrepreneur Denise insisted that she’s always had the desire to be successful and leave a legacy. She leans on her connection to scripture and her faith.
From her passion for her son, family and “Working Moms in 20s”, Denise’s most recent endeavor has emerged, the rebirth of a classic West African folktale AKITI THE HUNTER. The children’s book which is now available in Barnes and Nobles stores and online at Amazon.com, features the first super hero of his kind. The first of a five book series introduces the world to a unique hero who will aspire children to see the greatness in themselves within the beautifully illustrated children’s book. AKITI THE HUNTER, also known as King of the Forest, is challenging the traditional ways super heroes are portrayed and giving children a new character to admire and emulate. Akiti is the first developed action hero derived from African heritage, encouraging children from different backgrounds to read, and become acquainted with history and heritage. Inspiration to turn the story of Akiti into a children’s book came from Denise’s own son, who she struggled to find books and toys that he could connect to on a deeper level. “To my knowledge, there has never been an action hero from an African descent in any major motion animated picture, children’s book, or comic book. All of our children deserve to be represented in a positive light and I’m excited to fill that void.” Continues Denise Mobolaji Ajayi-Williams. “There is much going on in the world where our current situations are begging us to release messages that are diverse. Children need to know no whatever they look like, they too, can be heroes; they can be legends, celebrated and immortalized just like AKITI THE HUNTER.” It is clear from the work she does with Working Moms in 20s and AKITI THE HUNTER Denise is after creating the best life for herself and family. “The key reason why I work so hard is because I am in a search for freedom. I want to achieve a level of success that allows me to have options, and spend as much time as possible with my family and friends,” commented Denise. “Listen to that quiet voice inside that always steers you in the right direction, listen to your soft voice and let it lead you.”-Denise Mobolaji Ajayi Williams