Speaker

Andrea Thompson

Editor in Chief, Marie Claire

Marie Claire

About Andrea

Andrea Thompson is Editor in Chief at Marie Claire, which has a combined audience of 7 million women a month across its channels.
As well as overseeing the brand’s journey to a digital-first brand, she regularly chairs events, 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 Daily Mail, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Channel 4, Glamour and Grazia.

In her years as an undercover investigative reporter, she travelled the world exposing everything child labour in India to rogue surgeons in Moscow creating stem cell beauty treatments from aborted foetuses. She’s secretly filmed the abuses of Harley Street doctors for Channel 4 show The Ugly Face of Beauty, and exposed the casual use of date rape drugs in Goa for The Sunday Times. Many years before the Me To movement, she went undercover at Cannes to investigate the casting couch tradition that flagrantly exploits young women during festival season and uncovered 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 oversaw a hard-hitting feature on rape as a weapon of war that won the title its fourth Amnesty Media Award, and now acts as as a judge for the awards each year. She is also passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the media and mentors young women trying to break into the industry.

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