HarperCollins Speakers Bureau

Claire Shipman

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, Senior National Correspondent, ABC News


  • Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success
  • Behind the Headlines: Stories from Reporting the World's Biggest Stories
  • Women in Politics, the Workplace, and Home


District of Columbia

Claire Shipman is ABC News' Good Morning America senior national correspondent and also serves as a substitute anchor on the World News. Previously, Shipman had been the White House correspondent for NBC News since 1997 and regularly reported on presidential policy and politics for NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw and the Today Show. Prior to NBC, Shipman worked at CNN for a decade where she earned a National Headliners Award, among many other honors. She is also the co-author of two books with BBC World News America Washington correspondent Katty Kay including the recent The Confidence Code (HarperBusiness), as well as bestselling Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success (HarperBusiness).

Throughout The Confidence Code, Shipman and Kay investigate why-in a world in which women are better educated, more naturally-suited to today’s workplace, and well-qualified to do anything they want-one of the only things holding them back is a lack of self-belief. By examining cutting-edge research, sharing their own and other notable women’s stories (including those from the world of politics, media, and business), and providing practical principles, Shipman and Kay do more than merely admonish women to “lean in” to their careers. Rather, they give them the inspiration and the tools to close the gap between insecurity and fulfillment.

In Womenomics, they define the 4-Hour workweek for women: a guide that shows professional women how they can work and have time for kids, elderly parents, or that marathon they've always wanted to run. They marshal the evidence to show how women's management style is ideally suited to the new business world, resulting in more profitable companies with happier employees. They also show how women can use this power to get what they really want - more time and freedom in their jobs without falling off the professional ladder. Most women will happily trade some responsibility and some cash for more time - that's the new currency. Both positive and practical, Womenomics shows women how to redefine success, be more productive, say no, and find jobs that don't require an all-or-nothing lifestyle. Shipman and Kay give personal accounts from their own lives - the mistakes as well as the triumphs - and they share the stories of women around the country who have carved out great work-life scenarios. Above all they stay positive, encouraging, and humorous. They describe new economic and workplace trends - collectively, womenomics - that afford this generation of women more professional and personal choices than ever before.

Through Shipman's on-the-ground reporting during the presidential campaign, Shipman broke many big election stories, and was the first television reporter to spend the day inside the Department of Homeland Security. At CNN she gained widespread recognition while covering the White House. Shipman previously 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 and the rise of democracy in Eastern Europe.

Shipman's Moscow coverage helped CNN earn a National Headliners Award and her reporting on the aborted Soviet coup and 1991collapse 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.

Shipman began her broadcast career as a production assistant and intern at CNN's bureau in New York. She holds a graduate degree in international affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. in Russian studies from Columbia, where she graduated magna cum laude.

Shipman, a Columbus, Ohio, native, now resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Time magazine White House correspondent Jay Carney.

Praise for Shipman's and Kay's Womenomics Talk:

"Their use of statistics and economic rationale was right on for today's times. Very, very good."

"They were excellent - and very real! It was great to see media reps that didn't have to appear perfect to the world."

"Very informative and enjoyable."

"Great speakers; definitely worth my time"

"Katty and Claire were great and I loved that they gave perspectives on being a working mother."

"Very energizing presentation."

"I really enjoyed listening to their stories and experiences. I look forward to reading the book."

"I thought that they were great - not only did they present provocative and inspiring ideas, but they were fun and engaging!" — Audience Members of the Forum of Executive Women, Philadelphia

Praise for The Confidence Code:

“Kay and Shipman shine a perceptive light on the crucial role that confidence plays in the ability of women to succeed. They offer women practical advice and the vision of a more hopeful future.” — Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and author of Lean In

The Confidence Code belongs in the bagof every woman in America. It combines groundbreaking scientific research and firsthand accounts from the world’s most powerful woman.” — Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief, Cosmopolitan

“How do we make the most of our talents, skills, and interests? This book demonstrates that it’s not enough to know what we’re doing; our confidence is a key factor in our success. Fascinating reading for every woman who wants to take her life to the next level." — Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

“Kay and Shipman provide a great blueprint for raising daughters….All of this research, as well as the authors’ own recounting of experiences with doubt in their professional lives, effectively builds into a comprehensive set of ingredients for the confident woman.” — Publishers Weekly

Praise for Womenomics:

"A personal, provocative and challenging book for career women who want less guilt, more life." — Diane Sawyer

"Womenomics describes the workplace trend that finally makes it possible for women to be successful and sane at the same time. And happily, it's a recession-friendly formula." — Tina Brown, founder, The Daily Beast

"Womenomics makes a compelling statement about the financial impact women can have in the workplace and offers valuable ideas for capitalizing on this trend, even in this economic climate." — Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

"Shipman and Kay have issued a rallying cry for women that is also a wake-up call for men. Our wives, daughters, sisters, and mothers are reshaping business as we know it. And that can make us all better off." — Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind

"Without wasted words, Shipman and Kay provide practical suggestions for how you can take charge of your career with courage and confidence." — Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office

"Buy a copy of Womenomics for yourself, your best friend, your daughter, your star employee, and even your boss." — Cathie Black, president, Hearst Magazines and author of Basic Black

"Employers should be listening to what talented women want and use this book to hold up their end of the bargain, so that the best and brightest can have both a job and a life." — Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, and author of Confidence