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Rakia Reynolds is the founder of Skai Blue Media,
a multimedia public relations agency with an all-star roster
of lifestyle, technology, non-profit and fashion clients. Noted
as an influencer in the creative business industry, Reynolds is
sought after by companies to provide her expertise in creative
development, branding and strategic communications. Reynolds
was recently named one of the 25 tastemakers on Dell’s “Inspire
100” list, a list of the most socially influential people in the
country. As a leader in the communications industry, Skai Blue
Media provides business development, marketing, and message
strategy to nonprofits, tech start-ups, and fashion designers,
among other businesses. Reynolds’ path to entrepreneurship
started with creative ventures, including a role producing shows
for MTV, TLC and Discovery Health networks. Ultimately, she
chose to create her own company that represents the future of
public relations in the digital age.
A self-described “octopus woman, wearing many hats,” Reynolds
currently serves as the co- president of the Philadelphia chapter
of Women in Film & Television, serves as a board advisor for
Fashion Group International, and the National Association
for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications. Reynolds is a chapter
leader for the Young Entrepreneur Council, and was presented
the Power to the Community award by PECO for being a
community trailblazer. In 2014, she was appointed to the United
Nations Global Accelerator, a select group of entrepreneurs from
around the nation who collectively address real-world issues with
Reynolds also serves on the advisory committee for Global
Act, a service-oriented charity that unites diverse, accomplished
leaders in accelerating positive social change.
Reynolds has worked as a guest editor for Marie Claire
magazine, has been featured in Essence, Lucky, and Uptown, and
writes entrepreneurial-focused articles for outlets like Forbes.
com, Living in the Grey, StartUpCollective.com, BlackEnterprise.
com, Idea Mensch, and Killer Startups. In addition to her full-time
work in multimedia communications, Reynolds is a wife and
mother of three children.
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