Jenny Proudfoot is a 28-year-old journalist based in South London.
Currently working as Marie Claire UK's Features Editor, Jenny specialises in lifestyle, entertainment, feminism, politics, international development and careers.
Working across news and features, Jenny is always trying something new, from interviewing women on the Formula 1 pit-lane and defence reporting in chinooks to covering the Toronto Film Festival and exploring Tokyo's backstreets.
Jenny got her degree in International Development with French at the University of East Anglia, specialising in politics and gender studies. It was during her degree that she got her lightbulb moment that she wanted to work in the industry, building a team during her Erasmus year in the Loire Valley, France, and launching a student magazine from her student dormitory to gain experience.
Fast-forward five years and she’s living her dream job.
When she’s in the office, Jenny can be found calling out inequality in her punchy opinion piece franchise, It’s Hacking Me Off - something that earned her the title ‘hatchet-faced feminist’ from a hate group against women. She now has the headline framed in her house.
Interviewing is Jenny’s favourite part of the job, whether it’s on a film premiere red carpet, a Hollywood film press junket or part of her acclaimed Women Who Win series, seeing her pick the brains of high profile game-changing women on asking for pay rises and pushing forwards.
Interviewing Jessica Chastain, Jude Law and Maggie Gyllenhaal have been her biggest pinch-me moments, but she’s still holding out hope for sit-downs with Michelle Obama, Reese Witherspoon and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen before she hangs up her dictaphone.
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