Kenya Wiley

Fashion Innovation Alliance

Kenya Wiley is Founder and CEO of the Fashion Innovation Alliance (FIA)—a collective and consultancy specializing in policy and regulatory compliance, access to capital, inclusion and innovation for fashion tech and beauty tech. Since FIA’s launch in 2016, the Alliance has brought together visionaries in fashion, technology, and government through numerous programs and initiatives. FIA has also served as a resource for emerging and enterprise companies at the intersection of fashion, retail and technology.

Kenya previously worked for the Motion Picture Association of America’s (MPAA) legal department, where she led MPAA’s inaugural academic outreach program and provided legal guidance on intellectual property and technology issues.

Prior to working in the private sector, Kenya served as Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor for the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, where she advised Committee members and Senate leadership on the confirmation process of political nominees and key legislative issues, including cybersecurity and information technology.

Kenya was named to WWD’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. Kenya is also an active member of Fashion Group International, and she previously 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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