Claire Shipman

  • Columbia College, B.A., 1986
  • SIPA, M.I.A, 1994


Claire Shipman is a journalist, author, and public speaker. An expert on confidence and women’s leadership, her latest book, The Confidence Code, was a New York Times best seller and the subject of an Atlantic magazine cover story. It was co-authored by BBC journalist Katty Kay and published in April, 2014.  Womenomics, also by Kay and Shipman and published in 2009, was a New York Times bestseller as well. Shipman is also a contributor to ABC News, and now reports on women’s issues for the network. She joined the network in 2001, and over the years her portfolio has included everything from politics, to 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.