Kenya N. Wiley
Founder and CEO
Kenya Wiley is an attorney, policy advocate and writer â€” working at the intersection of design, technology and social justice.
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. Under Kenya’s leadership, FIA has secured notable partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, orchestrated advocacy and educational events with members of Congress and administration officials, and submitted numerous regulatory filings to U.S. federal agencies on data security, privacy, 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 alliancesâ€”through her work as a counsel for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, MPAA, SHRM 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, technology and culture. Kenya is also a frequent speaker and she has 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, Forum Globalâ€™s IoT Summits (DC and Brussels) and the international meeting of ASTM’s Smart Textiles Task Group on Data Security.
As an influencer in the fashion tech community and fashion law and policy, 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 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.