Editor in Chief
Andrea Thompson is Editor in Chief at Marie Claire, which has a combined audience of over 7 million women a month across its channels.
As well as overseeing the brand’s journey to a digital-first brand over the past 18 months, she regularly speaks on the topic of women’s empowerment and is a passionate advocate for women in STEM.
Andrea has worked as a journalist for a range of publications over her 20-year career including The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Channel 4, Glamour and Grazia. In her years as an undercover investigative reporter, she exposed everything child labour in India to rogue doctors on London’s Harley Street. She also went undercover to investigate the dubious business dealings of property tycoon Donald Trump for The Daily Mail, a whole decade before he took up residence at the White House.
At Marie Claire, Andrea is passionate about telling the stories of those often marginalised by the mainstream media and oversaw a feature about rape in the Congo that won an Amnesty Media Award. She is passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion and mentors young women trying to break into the media industry.
Between lost income for the least well paid, unpaid childcare and escalating domestic work burdens, many of the hard-won gains in gender equality in the workplace have evaporated over the past...