My background is in fashion technology, and my overall life goal is to provide STEAM opportunities to underserved communities. Developing content about fashion technology is a great way to introduce people to STEAM opportunities.
Please see my official bio and background below:
Coy Griffin is a Fashion Technologist and Senior Manager of Analytics, Educator, Author and TEDx speaker, and the founder of the fashion technology consulting company, Your Own Creativity (YOC). She is the Operations Director of the Fashion Education Group, the holding company for the Council for International African Fashion Education (CIAFE) and Fashion Scholar. The organisation’s headquarters are in London and offices in Accra and New York.
Griffin is a guest lecturer specialising in fashion analytics, technology and operations with experience teaching at Virginia State University, the London College of Fashion. She has also worked with NIKE and Black Girls Code. Griffin works with fashion organisations to integrate the latest technological innovations with the creative world. She has been featured in media outlets such as Blavity and New York Fashion Week and often participates in educational and interactive events in Accra, Ghana.
Griffin is the author ‘Leveraging Tech’ and contributing author of the forthcoming book ‘Fashion Marketing in Emerging Economies’ published in late 2022 by Palgrave Macmillan. Griffin has previously worked within analytics at IBM, Johnson & Johnson, and a variety of Fashion Technology startups. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics obtained from Clarkson University and presented a Fashion Technology TedX speech at her alma mater.
Griffin’s mission is to promote the education of fashion technology and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) opportunities in underserved and underrepresented communities. Her company, Your Own Creativity (YOC), consults fashion brands on the right way to use technology and analytics to grow their business.