Speaker: Claire Shipman

Claire Shipman

Women's Leadership Expert

Claire Shipman is the co-author of two New York Times bestsellers: The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—and What Women Should Know (April, 2014), an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence—and learning how to achieve it—for women of all ages and at all stages of their career and Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success (2009) which addresses how today's women's management style is ideally suited for the 21st century business world as it produces more profitable companies with happier employees.

She wrote the books with her colleague Katty Kay of the BBC. Their groundbreaking take on women and work has kept Shipman in high demand everyplace from corporations and law firms, to women's forums and girls' schools. 

Shipman has also hosted many panel programs at the White House, the state department, and around the world on women's issues.

Before turning to writing, Shipman was a regular fixture on network television, most recently a appearing on Good Morning America and other national broadcasts for ABC News. She joined the morning broadcast in May of 2001, based in the network’s Washington, D.C., bureau. Shipman regularly interviewed influential newsmakers for the network. Over the years she has conducted in-depth interviews with Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice Presidents Dick Cheney and Al Gore, Queen Rania of Jordan, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and numerous others.

Prior to joining ABC News in 2001, Shipman served as White House correspondent for NBC News where she regularly reported on presidential policy and politics for NBC Nightly News and TODAY. 

Before moving to NBC News, Shipman worked at CNN for a decade. During that time she gained widespread recognition for her White House press coverage. Shipman also spent five years at CNN's Moscow bureau, where she won international praise for her coverage of Boris Yeltsin's 1993 assault on the Russian Parliament building.

Shipman's Moscow reporting helped CNN earn a National Headliners Award and her coverage of the aborted Soviet coup and 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union won the network a coveted Peabody Award. She also received a Dupont Award and an Emmy as one of the key contributors to CNN's coverage of the 1989 Tiananmen Square student uprising, as well as a Dupont Award for CNN's coverage of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, Jay Carney, who served as White House Press Secretary for the Obama Administration (2011-2014) and their children.