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Mentor's Bio

Ilka Jordan

Chief Executive Officer

Ilka Jordan, founder and CEO of Jordan Alliance Group, is recognized as a business strategy and technology transformation expert and sought-after speaker. She has been featured in CIO Application Magazine, FASHINNOVATION, Companies for Zero Waste, LIM College Entrepreneur Events, and is a member of the Fashion Advisory Board at LIM College.


Ilka taps into her passion for fashion, technology, and innovation by running Jordan Alliance Group (JAG), one of the first pro-active, black-owned, women-led management consulting firms servicing the fashion industry's transition towards sustainability and capitalizing on the concepts of a circular economy. As a strategic thought leader and trusted advisor to retail executives, Ilka brings expertise, unique methodologies, and strategic approaches to transform business operating models to be more purposeful, sustainable, and profitable.


Ilka spent the past twenty years working with well-known global brands and specialty retailers, leading strategic transformation initiatives that reward creativity, innovation, and agility for driving efficiency and performance along retail value chains. She is known for her entrepreneurial spirit, clear vision for success, and inspirational leadership style. She has committed herself and her highly regarded consulting team to helping companies transform corporate tenets that integrate corporate social responsibility and sustainable business practices while fostering leadership skills, empowerment, and performance development.


Ilka is a native of Brooklyn. She earned her master's degree in Technology through American InterContinental University (AIU) and her bachelor's degree in Apparel Production Management and Marketing through the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Ilka is also a Certified Change Management Practitioner through Prosci.