Alia J Daniels
From a very young age, Alia J. Daniels recognized the power of representation within the media. Quickly identifying how few women looked like her across entertainment, business and politics, Alia became determined to make an impact. She equipped herself with bachelor's degrees in Music and Communications Studies with a Mass Media emphasis from Albion College, and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School and sought out to change the face of digital media. As a business and entertainment attorney, Alia represented clients in the digital entertainment and tech spaces often helping to equalize the playing field for people seeking to change the landscape of their chosen industries. Since 2015, Alia has been consistently named to the prestigious Southern California Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers for seven years in a row.
Today, Alia has found her niche at the intersection of entrepreneurship, entertainment and social impact as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer for Revry, a global queer streaming tv network, celebrating all identities within the queer community. As an advocate for inclusion for all underrepresented communities, the cornerstone of Alia's personal mission is to create avenues for authentic representation in media and business. Alia is a member of the inaugural Goldman Sachs Launch with GS Black and LatinX cohort in 2020. Alia is also one of the first 250 entrepreneurs recently named to the inaugural Forbes Next 1000 List, highlighting upstart entrepreneurs who are redefining the American Dream and selected by a panel of judges including Ayesha Curry, Reid Hoffman, Melody Hobson, Alex Rodriguez, Sheryl Sandberg, Russell Wilson and Ciara.
Alia has been a featured speaker at such events as BANFF World Media Festival, NATPE Streaming Plus, Just For Laughs Comedy Pro, Black Women Talk Tech, Catalyst Content Festival (Formerly ITV Fest), and BANFF ConnectLA amongst others. Alia is a Diversity Advisor to Favored Nations, the non-profit started by Noah Centineo and Josh Heller to shift culture and current human behavior. Alia also is an Ownership Idea Fest mentor put on by Ownership Is The Future, an organization partnered with New York City Schools to teach and develop Black high school students towards collectively owning wealth, generating businesses and social enterprises.