First, the basics
So now, let me tell you a bit about me and my quirky self
- Here’s what I look like
- I was born and bred in Iran to a Jewish family (and no, I’m nothing like a Persian Jewish Princess)
- I went to Japan when I was 18 (all alone) to study electrical engineering. I lived there for 7 years.
- I was the only religious minority in my class in Iran, the only girl and foreigner in my class in Japan, and now an advocate in the male-dominated field of finance in NYC
- My book was published by McGraw-Hill shortly after I came to the US
- I’ve prepared free investing videos for you here
Class Filled with Invest Divas
My Awesome Students
- Teaching is my passion. I’ve been an educator since 2004
- I am an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Baruch College
- My main courses are Wealth Management, Financial Planning and Personal Investments
- Some of my awards include Best Financial Education Provider and Women of Influence
- If you want to read about my journey, scroll down!
Kiana on Japanese TV NHK
Time in Japan
- Before coming to the US in 2010, I was a major geek.
- I studied electrical engineering in universities in Japan for six years.
- But I also enjoyed contributing to society.
- That’s why I worked as a guest star on a Japanese TV show called Generation Y which aired 2008 -2010 on Japanese national TV, NHK.
- We talked about social issues such as Japan’s population decrease, finance, politics, sperm banks, and makeup.
- If you want to watch a clip of me on the show and get more personal updates, go here.
Our Pi Day Wedding
My Partner in Crime
- I was married to my Aussie rocket scientist husband, Matt, on THE Pi day of the century:
March 14th, 2015
- We cut our wedding cake right at 9:26:53 to honor Pi:
- We got married in Hawaii to be halfway between Australia and New York. Also, we both love the beach.
- If you want to read about our Pi-themed wedding in Hawaii, and to get more personal updates, go here.
Awards and Motherhood
- I’ve received numerous awards for my work as an investment coach.
- But my biggest award so far has been my daughter.
- Other awards include Personal Investment Expert of the Year 2018 award by the Investment Fund awards
- Or the Best Financial Media Content Provider award by Forex Expo.
- New York Business Journal named me one of the 30 women of influence in 2016.
- As a teenager, I won awards for short stories and poetry. I guess those came handy now that I write about investing.
Some fun facts about me
- I’m a mega double-diamond skier
- I make 5-year plans– and STICK to them
- I met my husband on Tinder
- My daughter was due on International Women’s Day
(we ALL have superpowers)
- Helping people understand complicated financial concepts
- Empowering women to remain feminine in male-dominated industries
- Helping people grow their wealth by investing like an Invest Diva
Kiana Danial is an award-winning, internationally recognized personal investing and wealth management expert. She is a highly sought-after professional speaker, author and executive coach who delivers inspirational workshops and seminars to corporations, universities and entrepreneurial groups. She is a frequent expert on many TV and radio stations and has reported on the financial markets directly from the floor of NYSE and NASDAQ. She is a weekly investment expert guest on Tokyo’s #1 Investment TV Show.
She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, CNN, Forbes, The Street, – and numerous other publications.
She was named the Personal Investment Expert of the Year 2018 at the Investment Fund Awards and has won numerous awards including Best Financial Education Provider at Shanghai Forex Expo in 2014, New York Business Women of Influence Honoree in 2016, and Pro Bono Humanitarian Award by IA Bar Association in 2013.
Born and raised in Iran as a religious minority, she was awarded a scholarship from the Japanese government to study Electrical Engineering in Japan, where she obtained two degrees in Electrical Engineering and researched on Quantum Physics in classes conducted in the Japanese language. Being the only girl and foreigner in her classes made her decide to dedicate her life to empowering minorities, especially women in the male-dominated industries.