Andrea Thompson | Editor-in-Chief, Marie Claire

Andrea ThompsonAndrea Thompson is Editor in Chief at UK Marie Claire, which has a combined audience of over 7 million women a month across its site and social channels.

She has overseen the brand’s journey from a print magazine to digital-first brand over the past 2 years and regularly speaks at events and chairs panel discussions around topics such as women’s empowerment, The Future of Work and Diversity and Inclusion. 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 property dealings of 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 the title an Amnesty Media Award. She is passionate about championing sustainability, inclusivity and equality and regularly chairs events around these themes. She has also been instrumental in the Marie Claire Future Shapers awards, now in its 8th year, which recognises those making positive steps to change the future of work for the next generation, and has worked tirelessly during the pandemic to highlight the impact of Covid and months of lockdown on gender equality.

Andrea sits on the committee of the British Society of Magazine Editors as Head of Inlcusion and regularly mentors young women from disadvantaged communities trying to break into the media industry.

Twitter: @andreacanwrite


Trailblazer 50 2021 featuredWhy we believe Andrea is a trailblazer

For her advocacy of women’s issues and her research and work on the Future of Women and Work report. Andrea is an advocate for women in the workplace and uses her platform as Editor in Chief of Marie Claire to highlight issues that women face in society.