Kenya N. Wiley
Founder and CEO
Kenya Wiley is Founder and CEO of the Fashion Innovation Alliance (FIA), working with fashion and technology leaders on public policy, education, and innovation for fashion tech.Â Since FIAâ€™s launch in 2016, the Alliance has brought together visionaries in fashion, technology, government, and academia through numerous initiatives. These include FIAâ€™s 2016 Fashion Tech Showcase on Capitol Hill, a post-election event at the National Press Club on American manufacturing, innovation, and immigration, as well as several roundtable discussions.
Kenya previously worked for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), where she led MPAA’s inaugural academic outreach program and provided legal and strategic advice 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. In this role, Kenya provided legal and policy analysis on key legislative issues, including cybersecurity, postal delivery and logistics, federal IT, and labor and employment.
Kenya also led the Society for Human Resource Managementâ€™s (SHRM) regulatory and judicial affairs program, where she prepared regulatory comments and collaborated with companies and trade associations on U.S. Supreme Court amicus briefs related to labor and employment, diversity and immigration. While at SHRM, Kenya led SHRMâ€™s efforts during the Department of Laborâ€™s review of the FMLA regulations, resulting in more than 4,500 comments submitted by SHRM members and a coalition of more than 60 associations and companies.
Kenya currently chairs ASTMâ€™s Task Group on Data Security for Smart Textiles, and she is an active member of Fashion Group International and the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS). Kenya 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 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.