Kenya Wiley

Kenya N. Wiley

Founder and CEO

Kenya Wiley is an attorney, policy advocate and writer — working at the intersection of fashion, technology and social justice.

As Founder and CEO of the Fashion Innovation Alliance (FIA), Kenya has led the strategic development and implementation of FIA’s programs and initiatives covering public policy/compliance, diversity and inclusion, access to capital and innovation for entities at the intersection of fashion, technology and retail. Under Kenya’s leadership, FIA has secured partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, orchestrated advocacy and educational events with government and industry, and submitted regulatory filings to U.S. federal agencies on privacy, data security, diversity and inclusion, IoT and immigration.

With experience in both the public and private sectors, Kenya has worked across industries and political parties to develop and manage legislation, innovative issue campaigns and alliances—through her work leading FIA, the Motion Picture Association of America’s (MPAA) inaugural academic outreach program and positions at the Society for Human Resource Management and the U.S. Senate.

Kenya has been featured in WWD and Roll Call, and she has written articles for CNN Opinion, ELLE and WWD on issues at the intersection of fashion, technology and culture. Kenya has also presented at SXSW, the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School, Federal Bar Association, MIT Media Lab, U.S. Commerce Department, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Public Knowledge and ASTM’s Smart Textiles Committee.

Kenya was named one of WWD’s 2017 Women Leaders in Business and awarded Howard Law School’s 2012 Intelligent Design Award for her outstanding contributions to fashion law and policy. Kenya also chaired ASTM’s inaugural Task Group on Data Security for Smart Textiles.

Kenya received her B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. Kenya is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar and the Illinois State Bar.

 

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