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A newswoman with over a decade of experience covering the world’s biggest stories, Claire Shipman takes audiences to the front lines of global events.
Claire Shipman gives audiences an inside look at the events that are playing out in today’s headlines, offering a global view of the difficult role the U.S. plays in the world today and the many challenges that face the President. She was the first television reporter to spend the day inside the Department of Homeland Security and is an experienced foreign correspondent. As a former member of CNN’s Moscow bureau, Shipman won international praise for her coverage of the rise of democracy in Eastern Europe. She is the co-author of two New York Times best sellers, The Confidence Code: The Art and Science of Self-Assurance—and What Women Need to Know (2014), and Womenomics: Work Less, Achieve More, Live Better (2009). In her presentation based on The Confidence Code, Shipman shares with audiences an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence—and learning how to achieve it—not only for women but those of all ages and all stages of their careers sharing the inspiration and practical advice needed to close the confidence gap.
Does Confidence Trump Competence?
What Turns Our Thought Into Action?
How Women Are Changing the World, from Politics to the Workplace
Millions of American women turn to Good Morning, America's Claire Shipman for the news they need to make the decisions that shape their lives. Shipman offers a unique and personal perspective on the changing nature of women in the workplace and the world. She looks at how women are changing the political landscape in Washington and around the country, offering anecdotes about how the daily life on Capitol Hill is different now that more women are in politics. She discusses the operating styles of everyone from Michelle Obama to Nancy Pelosi to Hillary Clinton – all of whom she knows personally. She gets personal, discussing the challenges for high-profile women in the broadcast media, and, as the mother of two children, she gets practical, talking about strategies for balancing hectic personal lives with the all-consuming demands of professional lives.
Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success
America is on the verge of the biggest workplace revolution since the Second World War. Women are more valuable than ever on the job, and are literally remaking the office to suit them. The most recent numbers show women now make up a majority of workers—in part due to the recession. During the recent rash of layoffs and downsizing, the 82 percent of the jobs lost in recent months have been those belonging to men. But there is also a pink lining to the current economy: around the globe, survey after survey reports that companies that employ more senior women actually make more money. Women are more inclusive, more focused on long-term results and, in many cases, better educated. But women don't want the same career track their male counterparts have carved. Women want more flexibility and are creating work lives to suit them—lives where they have time for children, elderly parents, friends, pets, marathons or just themselves. Claire Shipman provides insight as well as shares her own personal stories on how to attain the right balance between careers and personal lives.
Audience members will understand:
- How the contributions of women are reshaping the workplace—and earning companies more money
- How to create the right work life balance for yourself
- What employers should be doing to keep and recruit women
Cracking the Confidence Code - What Women Need to Know
In this candid, motivational speech, Claire Shipman offers up the most compelling and surprising new research from her latest book, The Confidence Code, which suggests that confidence may well be the missing ingredient for women today who are eager to find both success and satisfaction at work and at home. Women are achieving unprecedented success in public and private sectors. But still, there’s a dark shadow of doubt that women can nurture—doubt about their ideas, their abilities, their right to rule at the top. Just one example of the real-world results: women won’t apply for promotions, according to some studies, unless they have 100% of the qualifications. Men will go for that job when they have 60% of the qualifications. Shipman gets to the bottom of the female confidence conundrum with basic, provocative questions like these:
- Is confidence more important than competence?
- Is there a confidence gene?
- What are women doing, or learning, wrong?
- Can we blame our parents?
- Does perfectionism impede confidence?
- Is bravado confidence? Do we have to be jerks to be confident?
- How important is it really to our lives?
- Is it possible to get more of it, even late in life?
The answers are often counterintuitive. Some come from the frontiers of neuroscience—part of our confidence is hardwired, it turns out. But not all of it. And we can redo that wiring with fairly basic action that Shipman outlines. Gone are the old maxims about standing up straight and faking it. Confidence is work, and it involves risk and giving up perfection. But it’s within our reach. And it doesn’t have to look like male bravado. Inspiring, insightful and persuasive, Cracking the Confidence Code will leave your audience understanding that by acting on our best instincts and by daring to be authentic, women can feel the transformative power of a confident life.
I wanted to let you know that Claire Shipman was magnificent. Before the program she was gracious enough to have lunch with a group (we chose officers of the company or large-producing advisors who were thrilled to get to spend their lunch with Claire!). She was an absolutely wonderful speaker—smart, engaging, funny—everything you want at an event like this. And she was also gracious enough to not only sign the books, but she spoke to each person (and I believe every single person at the event stood in line to meet her and get a signed copy of The Confidence Code). All in all, it was a terrific event, and Claire was a big part of that success. We can't wait to have her at another event!First Trust Portfolios
Claire Shipman was unbelievable! She got an "A" plus plus plus plus. You guys only have great people!HSM do Brasil
Claire Shipman was great and I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback from our participants. We were so happy with the event.Razorfish
We couldn’t have had a better response to Claire. Both on stage and off, she was perfect. We enjoyed her – our audience had wonderful feedback. Her topic and delivery were superb.University of South Florida
The event was AMAZING and I’m so proud to have been able to host you at Disney. A sample of the overwhelming feedback from attendees: I absolutely loved this event. Ms. Shipman was a wonderfully prepared and engaged speaker. We need to hear from more like her; I thought Claire was great... she had really great messages and advice, she was smart, funny, personable; It was as if Claire Shipman was speaking directly to me. She was thoughtful, insightful, funny and real. And her advice and experience were invaluable in today's discussion; Ms. Shipman was a wonderfully prepared and engaged speaker. We need to hear from more like her.Disney
Claire Shipman: Thank you for participating in the Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Scholar-in-Residence program lecture series. The response to the program last night has been amazing. Students at both Stern College and Cardozo were energized by your talk and the discussion that followed. I know that it inspired many of the women at the university.SCW-Yeshiva University
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