A weekly newspaper editor has beaten off the competition to win the title of “Woman of the Future” in a set of national awards.
She beat off competition from five other shortlisted candidates including two TV journalists and a museum curator.
Chloe became the first female editor of the North Devon Journal in its 200-year history earlier this year after starting her career at the paper as a trainee in 2006.
She was praised by the judges, who said: “Chloe stunned and overwhelmed us. She is just brilliant. She is bringing about huge changes to the media industry in really interesting and clever ways.
“She has a real calm intelligence and is hugely motivating – we would love to be a part of her team and we expect great things from her in the future.
“We can really see a stellar trajectory for her, and above all we can see how she will be a fantastic role model for other young people, not just women, trying to enter the media industry.”
Chloe said: “I’m completely overwhelmed to have won the women of the future awards, arts, media and culture category – particularly against such a strong short list of amazing women from across the sector.
“The awards were an incredible experience and I’m really looking forward to meeting the business mentor I have been assigned as part of the award.
“The Women of the Future awards will also mean I become involved with mentoring other young women in the arts, media and culture sector, something I’m really looking forward to. I think it’s really important to identify talent early on and nurture it, I hope I can be part of encouraging other women to succeed in their chosen career.
“I’d like to thank Northcliffe for recognising my potential and being a pro women, forward thinking employer.”
The Woman of the Future awards aim to celebrate the achievements of women and create role models for the next generation.