Coy Griffin is a Fashion Technologist and Analyst, Educator, Author, TedX speaker and the founder of the fashion technology consulting company, Your Own Creativity (YOC). She is the Chief Operations Officer of the Fashion Education Group which is the holding company for the Council for International African Fashion Education (CIAFE) and Fashion Scholar. With the organisation’s headquarters in London and offices in Accra and New York.
Griffin is a guest lecturer specialising in topics related to 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’ due to be published in late 2021 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.