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Claire Shipman

WSB Exclusive Speaker

Women's Leadership Expert; Longtime Television News Reporter; and New York Times Best-Selling Author

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

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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

  • The Power Code – More Joy. Less Ego. Maximum Impact for Women (And Everyone)

    New research shows women don’t want power – the cost of getting it is too high and power itself looks unappealing. But companies do better with more women in leadership. Countries do better with women in political office. Everyone does better with more women in power. So, what will it take for women to overcome their reluctance and take the reins? Rather than women changing themselves, Claire Shipman suggests we need to change the meaning of power and the routes that lead to it. When we do that – when women can focus on using power to make positive changes, with a clear understanding of why power is important – power becomes more accessible, appealing, and impactful for women. This new model, designed by and for women, empowers women to become their most powerful selves and lead fuller and more satisfying lives and helps men do the same.

  • 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.

What other organizations say about Claire Shipman

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.

Universities & Colleges

What other organizations say about Claire Shipman

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.

Universities & Colleges

What other organizations say about Claire Shipman

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!

Financial Services

What other organizations say about Claire Shipman

Claire Shipman was unbelievable! She got an “A” plus plus plus plus. You guys only have great people!


What other organizations say about Claire Shipman

Claire Shipman was great and I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback from our participants. We were so happy with the event.


What other organizations say about Claire Shipman

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.



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