Claire Shipman

Vice Chair

  • Columbia College, B.A., 1986
  • SIPA, M.I.A, 1994
Claire Shipman is a journalist and an author.  An expert on confidence and women’s leadership, together with the BBC’s Katty Kay, she’s written two New York Times bestselling books— The Confidence Code and Womenomics. Shipman was with ABC News for 15 years, reporting on politics, international affairs to social issues. Before moving to ABC, she covered the White House and the Clinton administration for NBC news. Shipman also spent a decade at CNN, where she covered the White House, and spent five years at CNN’s Moscow bureau covering the collapse of the Soviet Union. She’s received numerous awards for her reporting, including a Peabody, a DuPont and an Emmy.                                                                                                                     Shipman holds a graduate degree in international affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a Bachelors of Arts in Russian Studies from Columbia College. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Jay Carney, and their two children, Hugo and Della.