Rakia Reynolds is an accomplished thought leader and proven authority in branding, creative strategy and business development. She provides clients across multiple verticals with inspiration, information and strategic guidance on how to navigate increasingly complex cultural landscapes and heightened consumer expectations. Her role as founder and Executive Officer of Skai Blue Media necessitates business acumen with the ever-changing frontiers companies find themselves facing, with no blueprint or roadmap to follow. Rakia routinely interacts with a diverse mix of creators, key opinion leaders, experts and others who are affecting the world and harnesses that insight to guide her clients as they navigate their ever-changing customer needs.
An influential change agent and keynote speaker, Rakia is in high demand from companies and entrepreneurs to address topics that will affect the future of their industry and how it might operate differently. Onstage, she captivates audiences across many industries as her talks span branding, media, multicultural business, economic development, and the entrepreneurial journey, all of which are more than relevant to the recent challenging and changing times. These included discussions on the impact of new technology, marketing, the metaverse, Web3, etc. More than a keynote speaker, Rakia is often called upon to moderate panel discussions due her in-depth knowledge of a wide range of topics affecting the business community.
As a member of the Fast Company Impact Council, Rakia regularly contributes her expertise to the pages of Forbes, Inc.com, HuffPost, Fast Company, and more. She is often recognized for her innovative approach and commitment to authenticity and has spoken at TEDx, SXSW, Inbound, and others. She has been named by Inc. Magazine as one of the 27 Business Leaders Aiming to Change the World, was listed as one of the 25 Most Socially Influential Tastemakers on Dell’s “Inspire 100” list, and also profiled by Forbes as a part of their “Next 1000” list.
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