CEO of Invest Diva and author of “Invest Diva’s Guide to Making Money in Forex” published by McGraw-Hill in August 2013, Kiana is a multilingual forex analyst, award-winning speaker, TV personality and entrepreneur based in New York. She holds two degrees in Electrical Engineering from universities in Japan.
Born and raised in Iran to a Jewish family as a religious minority, she was awarded a scholarship from the Japanese government to study EE in Japan, where she became a minority once again; the only girl and the only foreigner in her class. That is when she knew she wanted to dedicate her life to empowering minorities, specifically women, in male dominated industries. Kiana made her first foray into the media as a television commentator on popular Japanese shows including TBS’s Karakuri, Fuji TV’s ii-tomo, and NHK’s Generation Y.
While in Japan, Kiana discovered that women in Japan were making a fortune trading currencies on the foreign exchange market, or forex. She spent years studying the habits of investors and discovered that women frequently make smarter, wiser and less-risky investment choices than their male counterparts. This is precisely why she found InvestDiva.com the women’s guide to smart, safe, and profitable trading.
A true global citizen, Kiana has risen to be a leader and public figure in every place she has lived. She has been recognized in Japan as a media figure and lecturer, conducting lectures on the Middle Eastern issues in various universities around Japan, and discussing Japanese social issues on TV. She was the first prize-winner of the Japanese Speech Contest at the International Association in 2006 as well as several other international awards.
Kiana’s creativity, international background, media experience, and solid grasp on financial concepts form the foundation of her qualifications as a guide and mentor who can help unravel the mysteries of the forex market.
An avid pianist and skier, Kiana is fluent in Farsi, English, and Japanese, and proficient in written Arabic and Hebrew.