Claire Shipman, Co-Chair

Claire Shipman ’86CC, MIA ’94 is a journalist, author, and public speaker. She is also Co-Chair of Columbia University's Board of Trustees. An expert on confidence and women’s leadership, she’s written four New York Times bestselling books, The Confidence Code, The Confidence Code for Girls, Living the Confidence Code and Womenomics. She has a new book coming out in June focused on women and power--The Power Code. Her co-author on all five has been the BBC’s Katty Kay. 

Shipman spent 15 years at ABC News, 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 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 Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies from Columbia College.