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Claire Shipman
Claire Shipman's Speaking Fee $25K - $40K
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Claire Shipman

A newswoman and women’s leadership expert, Claire Shipman offers audiences compelling research and tools to lead a more confident life.
Women's Leadership Expert; Longtime Television News Reporter; and New York Times Best-Selling Author

Expertise In:

  • U.S. Current Events
  • Leadership
  • Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges
  • Professional Achievement
  • Women in Business Leadership

Audience & Industry

  • Corporations
  • Associations
  • Women's Events
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Non-Profits

 A newswoman and women’s leadership expert, Claire Shipman offers audiences compelling research and the tools to lead a more confident life.  

As a newswoman with over a decade of experience covering the world’s biggest stories, Claire Shipman has been on the front line of both domestic and global events, and the changing nature of women in the workplace.  As a journalist, she was the first television reporter to spend the day inside the Department of Homeland Security, and she won international praise for her coverage of the rise of democracy in Eastern Europe. As 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), Shipman uses personal stories to provide insight on how to attain the right balance between careers and personal lives. 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.

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Claire Shipman's Speech Topics

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.

Works by Claire Shipman