Jerry Sorkin is the Founder and President of TunisUSA, a tour company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Tunis, Tunisia. The firm has been a pioneer in developing cultural tourism and academic programs, and working with local groups on projects in Tunisia, Iran, Libya, Algeria, and Turkey. Jerry’s involvement with Tunisia dates back some thirty years, with recent projects in post-Revolution Tunisia including both university and adult programs on democratization, civil society and entrepreneurial micro-tourism concepts. He served as a consultant for the World Bank and was among the authors of their 2012 report on restructuring Tunisia’s tourism economy. Recently he took on the role as Director of George Washington University’s International Institute of Tourism Studies. In August 2013, Conde Nast Traveler magazine named Jerry as one of their “Top Travel Specialists”, for the fifth year in a row. Jerry earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, specializing respectively in Middle East Studies and International Business.
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.
Ann began her career as a lecturer in Victorian literature at Princeton University, where she earned a Ph.D in English. Her career as an entrepreneur in media and technology included the creation of satellite and internet businesses for the National Football League and Columbia University’s online education company, Fathom. A frequent contributor to conferences and publications, Ann was named one of New York Magazine’s Millennium New Yorkers and honored as a distinguished graduate of Princeton University and University of Buffalo. She serves on the Board of Directors of Apollo, Public Agenda, the Jewish Women’s Archive, and the Princeton University Graduate School Leadership Council. Her new book is LADY AT THE OK CORRAL (HarperCollins, 2013), the story of Josephine Marcus Earp, the woman who was Wyatt Earp’s common law wife for nearly 50 years, the woman who sparked the world’s most famous gunfight, the one who buried her husband in a Jewish cemetery after he died — in her bed — in 1929, and the one who shaped the legend of Wyatt Earp and the Wild West. Ann is also the author of SALA’S GIFT (Simon and Schuster, 2006), the story of her mother’s wartime rescue of letters from Nazi labor camps, available in German, Polish, Chinese, French, and Italian editions. The original letters are in the permanent collection of the New York Public Library, and are the subject of a traveling exhibit in the United States and Europe, a theatrical play “Letters to Sala” by Arlene Hutton, and a documentary film “The Letter Carrier” by Murray Nossel. She lives in New York with her husband, Dr. Harold Weinberg, and is the mother of Elisabeth, Caroline, and Peter.