Kenya N. Wiley
Founder and CEO
Kenya Wiley has extensive experience working at the intersection of retail, technology, entertainment and entrepreneurshipâ€”creating innovative strategies and solutions for industry and government.
As Founder and CEO of the Fashion Innovation Alliance (FIA), Kenya has led the strategic development and implementation of FIAâ€™s programs and initiatives covering public policy/compliance, access to capital, inclusion and innovation for fashion tech and beauty tech. FIAâ€™s key policy issues include: immigration for talent, intellectual property, data security and privacy.
With experience in both the public and private sectors, Kenya has worked across industries and political parties to create and launch innovative campaigns and alliancesâ€”from federal legislation on domestic partner benefits to MPAAâ€™s inaugural academic outreach program, and most recently the Fashion Innovation Alliance.
Kenya has been featured in WWD and Roll Call, and she has authored articles for CNN Opinion, ELLE and WWD on issues at the intersection of fashion, culture and inclusion. Kenya is also a frequent speaker and she has presented at SXSW, MIT’s Hacking Arts Conference, the U.S. Commerce Department, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Forum Globalâ€™s IoT Summits (DC and Brussels), the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School and the international meeting of ASTM’s Smart Textiles Task Group on Data Security.
Kenya was named to WWDâ€™s 2017 Women Leaders in Business, and she is also the recipient of the Howard University School of Law 2012 Intelligent Design Award for her outstanding contributions to fashion law and policy. She is also an active member of Fashion Group International, and she previously chaired ASTMâ€™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.