Hi, I’m Anja. Let us introduce the people behind www.clubglobals.com, learn where they are from and what motivates them! Feel free to connect to us in case of curiosity or questions!
Behind the scenes: Founder Anja Gnaedig
I used to wake up every morning, looking at two big red chinese characters, symbolizing the words „Great Dragon“. Only a street with cars but mostly bikes separated the „Great Dragon Hotel“ from Sanlitun, the district for expatriates in Beijing. My parents decided to accept an international assignment and I spent four years in a country full of contrasts to my home culture.
What did I learn? …
That children from diverse countries do find a mutual language to play with each other. That culture can be experienced with all senses – it feels, smells, sounds, looks and tastes different.
The intercultural aspect followed me ever since. My professional career started in a multinational mid-sized company located thirty minutes from Manhattan. I continued selling training products from Dublin for Oracle, a global software company. After two years the company provided the possibility to move to Berlin to work for an international team selling into cross-european accounts. My responsibility changed from a sales into a business development position with a focus on driving the
social media adoption within Oracle.
As a student I have co-founded faranto e.V. – a foundation to support international students arriving in Dresden to settle in and make their life easier. For the last two years I acted as ambassador for a community of 8000+ expats and global minds achieving the same: helping them from stranger to becoming a local in Berlin.
The centre of my private life is Berlin, a city I love for its possibilities, international flavor and tolerance. In my spare time I enjoy time with friends: get together’s, Sunday brunch, sport, cooking, cinema, traveling or supporting with ideas around interior design. I occasionally spend time alone in which I read (Paulo Coelho, Frank Schätzing) and enjoy sailing, hopefully soon with my own license. Something weird about me: I cry when I laugh 🙂