Claire Shipman

Vice Chair

  • 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, she’s written four New York Times bestselling books, The Confidence Code, The Confidence Code for Girls, Living the Confidence Code and Womenomics. Her co-author on all three 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. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Jay Carney, and their two children, Hugo and Della.