It’s never too late to live your dream. At this book event you can meet ANNA ECKHOFF. She is a mother of six and the grandmother of fourteen. At the age of fifty-six, she swapped her career as an IT project manager to work as the head of administration in the world’s hotspots, holding jobs at NGOs, the EU and the UN, where she worked within accounting, personnel, procurement, logistics and IT. She returned to Denmark at the age of seventy-one and since then she has published a book about her life in both Danish and English and held almost 100 talks about her unusual life.
From early childhood, Anna Eckhoff dreamed of excitement. She secretly ran around the local inner fjord to train for the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. But is was not until forty years later that she was able to live out her childhood dream of combining excitement with travel. Before then, she managed to fulfill another dream: Getting married and having a lot of children. At the age of fifty-six, Anna Eckhoff replaced her secure life in a Danish suburb with the demanding duties of war zones, where she was stationed for the first time. And despite the many challenges that come with new beginnings so late in life, Anna Eckhoff was never in doubt — she belonged in the world’s hotspots. Over the next fifteen years, Anna Eckhoff was on secondment ten times, including in Iraq, Sudan, Palestine, Afghanistan, Russia and Libya. Here she met a host of international employees and locals and led a life of both rewarding and exhausting relationships that sometimes made her feel like she was a participant on the TV show Survivor. Working under the auspices of NGOs, the EU and the UN enabled Anna Eckhoff to experience up close the vastly different interests that govern the course of the world.
Date: 15th of November 2022
Time: 7 to 8.30 PM
Location: Skriveværkstedet, Brolæggerstræde 6, baghuset, 1211 Copenhagen K