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Claire Shipman


Claire Shipman is a journalist, author, and public speaker. Shipman is co-author with Katty Kay of New York Times best-sellers “The Confidence Code,” “The Confidence Code for Girls” and “Living the Confidence Code.” The duo is working on a book about women and power that is expected to debut in 2023.

Before turning to writing, Claire spent fourteen years as a regular contributor to Good Morning America and other national broadcasts for ABC News. Prior to that, she served as White House correspondent for NBC News. She also worked for CNN for a decade, covering the White House, but also posted in Moscow for five years. She’ll never forget the fall of the Soviet Union and watching ordinary citizens swarm city squares to pull down, with rope and a lot of anger, gigantic statues of the unpopular communist leaders. Her coverage helped CNN earn a Peabody Award.

She also received a DuPont Award and an Emmy Award for coverage of the 1989 Tiananmen Square student uprising. She studied Russian at Columbia College and earned a master’s degree from the School of International Affairs there. She’s now a member of Columbia’s board of trustees. She lives in Washington, DC, with her family and pack of dogs.


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