The Etiquette Academy Founder

Khadija Akmal founded The Etiquette Academy in 1976 in Boston Massachusetts. She embarked on a mission to teach herself, and her then 5 year old daughter Saideh, the tools necessary to access and thrive in elite society. 

Her efforts were fueled by a deep-rooted belief in the value of education and preparation, knowing that her daughter would face challenges and biases as she ventured into spaces where she might not traditionally be welcomed. Khadija created a lifestyle driven by a passionate desire to equip her daughter with the necessary skills and confidence to thrive in any environment.

After the birth of her second daughter, she doubled down on her unwavering commitment to a lifestyle of social grace accessible to the masses. 

By instilling a strong foundation in etiquette, she equipped her daughters to overcome prejudicial barriers to succeed on their own terms. 

Through dedication, perseverance, and a commitment to excellence, Ms. Akmal's lifestyle of etiquette became a beacon of hope and opportunity for her daughters and countless others. Her legacy lives on as a testament to the transformative power of education and grace.  

In loving memory.

Khadija Akmal 1953-2009