Speakers: New York City

Claire Shipman is a journalist, author and public speaker. ​An expert on confidence and women’s leadership, she’s written three​ New York Times bestselling books, The Confidence Code, The Confidence Code for Girls, ​and Womenomics. Her co-author on all three has been the BBC’s Katty Kay. ​Shipman was with ABC News for 15 years, reporting on politics, international affairs to social issues. Before moving to ABC, she covered the White House and the Clinton administration for NBC news. Shipman also spent a decade at CNN, where she covered the White House, and spent five years at CNN’s Moscow bureau covering the collapse of the Soviet Union. She’s received numerous awards for her reporting, including a Peabody, a DuPont and an Emmy. Shipman holds a graduate degree in international affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a Bachelors of Arts in Russian Studies from Columbia College. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, Jay Carney, and their two children, Hugo and Della.

Jennifer Pharr Davis is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. She has covered more than 14,000 miles of trail on six different continents, written articles for the New York Times, Backpacker, and Outside magazine, and served on the board of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. In 2011, she set the overall fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail by hiking 47 miles a day for 46 straight days. She has shared her story with Fortune 500 companies and academic institutions throughout the United States and Europe and has a passion for sharing her message with young women. She is the founder and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company, based in Asheville, North Carolina, and her latest book The Pursuit of Endurance (Viking) came out in April.