Founder & CEO

As the Chief Principal Officer of BTG Multimedia Group, Akima’s primary objective is to foster the vision of the company and cultivate a culture of success.  She works in the community, building connections and leveraging them to advance our mission of advancing equity in media making, for creators and consumers.   

A lifelong artist-activist with an extensive career spanning politics, education, and the arts, BTG is an optimal vessel of application for Akima’s varied expertise, including but not limited to: content creation and distribution; media production; S.T.E.A.M. training; research reporting; diversity, equity and inclusion; mobile applications; and emerging technology.

In addition to her work with here with BTG Multimedia, Akima is also the founder of the arts advocacy nonprofit, Reel Families for Change and a public speaker, who teaches on correlations between successful equity and inclusion practices and companies’ “culture of care.”

Akima holds advanced degrees from Spelman College and Emory University in educational policy and instructional practice, and a terminal fine arts degree in film and television.