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Claire Shipman and Katty Kay Discuss The Confidence Code with The Atlantic

Claire Shipman and Katty Kay spoke to an audience at Sixth & I Monday evening about their book, The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know, which is also the cover story of The Atlantic’s May issue. In it, Shipman and Kay argue that women still lag behind in terms of both earnings and workplace leadership because they are less confident than men.

The conversation was moderated by Atlantic Editor-in-Chief James Bennet.

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Atlantic Cover: Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

Here’s your long read of the day folks: BBC’s Katty Kay and ABC’s Claire Shipman‘s revealing and thoroughly interesting look at “The Confidence Gap”:

“Katty got a degree from a top university, speaks several languages, and yet had spent her life convinced that she just wasn’t intelligent enough to compete for the most-prestigious jobs in journalism. She still entertained the notion that her public profile in America was thanks to her English accent, which surely, she suspected, gave her a few extra IQ points every time she opened her mouth.

Claire found that implausible, laughable really, and yet she had a habit of telling people she was “just lucky”—in the right place at the right time—when asked how she became a CNN correspondent in Moscow while still in her 20s. And she, too, for years, routinely deferred to the alpha-male journalists around her, assuming that because they were so much louder, so much more certain, they just knew more. She subconsciously believed that they had a right to talk more on television. But were they really more competent? Or just more self-assured?”

Read the whole thing here.

Washingtonian MOM Celebrates Second Issue With Lots of Champagne

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Catherine Merrill Williams, Kate Bennett, Eun Yang

Washingtonian MOM celebrated it’s second issue Wednesday night in which NBC4′s Eun Yang graces the cover. FishbowlDC put on our parenting boots and jumped right into the celebration (we actually don’t have parenting boots, so we wore our Palladium boots instead). Here’s how it went down.

4:45pm - Begin to figure out when is considered “fashionably late” for a 6:30 event thrown by a (Washingtonian) fashion editor (Kate Bennett). Settle on 6:45.

6:34 - Walk into Room & Board, host and venue of the event, 9 minutes ahead of schedule.

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Anne Freeman, Cathy Alter, Sarah Wildman, Rachel Cothran

6:35 - Bee line for the champers.

6:36 - Realization that I’m flying solo at a mom magazine event.

6:44 - Good (punctual!) crowd. 40 people approximately, including 4 other men, all looking around, likely pondering their attendance.

7:00 - Arrival of cover girl Yang.

7:10 - Anxiety setting in over the thought of having children. This leads to a refill of champers and quick stop by the food table (nice cheese and charcuterie spread by Screwtop).

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The Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful is Out!

This morning we woke up and it’s like Christmas in July. By the crack of dawn FBDC’s Peter Ogburn had already taken a deep dive into The Hill’s annual 50 Most Beautiful list and a mildly filthy one at that. And thank God, because what would our day look like without it?

As one reader renamed it, “It’s become 50 Most Beautiful People After You’ve Had A Bottle of Whiskey.”

Two journalists who made the list are CNN’s Jake Tapper and ABC “GMA” Senior National Correspondent  Claire Shipman. Congrats! (You’ll never live this down. People will remember it for the rest of your natural lives.)

We know first-hand how incredibly hard it is to put this list together, so good job to the good people who did and the beautiful new layout.

Enjoy! We’ll have more on this later.

View the list here.

Tapper Briefs Next Gen of White House Scribes

File this under Washington at its finest.

On Saturday, ABC Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper and and his wife, Jennifer, as well as ABC “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos and wife, Ali Wentworth, were at the Tudor House for the second annual BabyLove DC carnival.  ABC’s Claire Shipman and Wentworth founded the organization which donates baby gear and clothing to needy families.

Tapper read Caps for Sale. He avoided any talk of prostitutes in Cartagena as well as gay marriage. Maybe when they’re a  little older.

Female Journos Flock to the Bra Whisperer

Change your bra and you change your life.

Huh?

I have no idea how WUSA 9′s Angie Goff has temporarily taken over my brain, but she has. And I owe her a heartfelt apology for writing a post on her in October of 2010 in which I ridiculed her for a story on bra shopping. Angie: I am SORRY. Please forgive me. I totally get bra shopping. Especially since I am now writing on the topic.

The truth is, I’d been blowing off the assignment for months, thinking it was frankly, frivolous and too Angie Goff (again, I’m SORRY). As I informed FishbowlMatt after, this was life altering. He was jealous. “Where’s my undergarment whisperer?” he pleaded. This is a sexist story that favors women. I had no answer for him.

Since May a bundle of Washington area female journalists and VIPs, including Goff, have been trailing out to Virginia in droves to meet Susan Nethero, a.k.a. the Bra Whisperer (pictured at right). The Intimacy story is located inside Tyson’s Corner I (across from L.L. Bean for interested parties). The Washington media list includes ABC’s Claire Shipman (wife to White House Press Sec. Jay Carney), who spent two hours with the Bra Whisperer, Washingtonian, WaPo, NBC4, Capitol File’s Kara Manos, Bloggers Sophie Pyle and K Street Kate, Washington Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab, DC Mag’s Karen Sommer Shallett — they’ve all met her. To say Nethero is pure genius is putting it mildly. She is the Cesar Millan of bra fitters. Her clientele is impressive. She most recently outfitted the Kardashians and counts Oprah among her fans. She has appeared on her show five times, and the Queen of Talk never lets just anyone into her inner circle, much less the arena of her intimate apparel. Nethero knows intimate details: the talk show goddess so feared a wardrobe malfunction (i.e. a nipple sighting) that she had special oval jello pads sewn into all her cups. Nancy Grace should have been so lucky.

Nethero is serious about her work, but not too serious. On the day we met, she wore a sleeveless candy apple red dress that allowed a red lace bra to peek out front. She pulled the straps and the tops out to show off the pretty bra, saying it’s increasingly fashionable to let them be seen — the bras, not her breasts. “It’s a wonderful experience to have women feel comfortable with their bodies,” she said. “We believe we can change the self esteem of women across America.”

Once in the fitting room, Nethero, who manages to strip all self-consciousness from an experience like this, gets to work sizing you up. She brings in piles of bras she thinks will fit beautifully. Each one is perfection. She explains how bras should fit — likely tighter than you think. She also explains how they shouldn’t fit — loose or digging into your sides.

The only media misfit in the area is Fox5 and the publicists can’t fathom why they refuse to do a story. We’re told they were skittish about showing bras on TV. In elaborate email exchanges they could not seem to fathom what was being sold at a store named Intimacy. They turned the story down.

It’s one hot loss for the women of Fox5. The chosen ones get VIP fittings that include a private session with Nethero and a free bra and underwear set of her choice. Since May, the Washington VIP list, controlled by publicist Elizabeth Thorp who brought in Courtney Cohen to help, has included Jennifer Tapper (wife of ABC Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper), Kathleen Jenkins (wife of FNC’s Griff Jenkins) and Mary Amons (Real Housewives of D.C.). Thorp views these handpicked women and the wide variety of area journalists lured in for fittings as a “broad network of influencers who learn of Susan’s methodology and feature how the right bra can make a giant impact.”

The most common mistake among bra wearers involves the bra bands — they’re too big. “When your band goes up your back your boobs go down,” Thorp said, noting that the right bra can make a woman look 10 pounds thinner. And forget about back fat — with these bras, she noted, those days are over.

Cohen confided that after her fitting with Nethero she dumped her entire bra collection. The running joke at Al Jazeera, where Cohen flacked when the Bra Whisperer assignment came up, was: “Do not mix up the press lists!”

Poshbrood: a Website for the Upscale Family

Favorite vacation spot: Poshbrood.com’s Thorp with her three little girls in Round Hill Jamaica along with Kingsley Blake, the bell man, and his wife, Francine, the nanny.

Poshbrood.com, which launched this week, is Elizabeth Thorp‘s latest contribution to family – and this time her focus is on getting away and actually enjoying it. This means vacation destinations with such amenities as nannies, butlers, and laundresses.

No hotel makes the list that she doesn’t hand pick. And she’s brutally picky – so no place makes the cut that doesn’t deserve it. Something you won’t want to miss: free hotel giveaways (check the site for further details).

Around Washington, Thorp is known for being a public relations rep who writes those sometimes brash mommy-centric stories for MomLogic.com. She has written travel stories for HuffPost and Capitol File. Poshbrood is a labor of love she hopes will take the stress out of hunting for the perfect family vacation.

Other bloggers on the site: Martha Wittenberg, a female doc with two children in LA, Brian McGannon, a Daddy blogger in West Virginia, and Kelley McCormack, of Qorvis, who has three little boys.

So what’s  Thorp’s favorite vacation spot? She says Round Hill Jamaica (ABC News’s Claire Shipman and NBC’s “Meet the Press” host David Gregory also rent there; Paul McCartney is a regular guest as is Ralph Lauren). Amenities include a cook, a maid, a butler, a laundress and a nanny. “Do I have to say anything else?” asks Thorp. “Literally the kids are playing on the beach, but we have someone with us so you can drink your rum punch. The kids are happy, you’re happy.”

Other favorites: Trump Soho, Spruce Cottage Point (Maine), and Hotel Marlowe (Boston).

More photographs after the jump…

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Girl Power: Kay and Shipman Talk “Womenomics”

BBC’s Katty Kay and ABC’s Claire Shipman discussed their new book “Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success” at the Aspen Istitute. And as working mothers, they both know a thing or two about budgeting.

Aspen’s President and CEO Walter Isaacson moderated the discussion on the power of women in the marketplace and how to create a new model for working in the 21st century. “Time is really the currency women crave most,” Kay said.

Media Types Turn Out for Meridian Ball

George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth, David Gregory, Wolf Blitzer, Savannah Guthrie, Betsy Fischer, Tammy Haddad, Jim VandeHei, Sam Feist, Roxanne Roberts, Amy Argetsinger, Garrett Graff, Claire Shipman, Susanna Quinn, Elizabeth Thorp, and Jonathan Capehart were among DC’s media elite at Friday’s Meridian Ball.

We also noticed Peter Orszag and Bianna Golodryga on the dance floor, enjoying Beyonce and Jay-Z’s “Crazy in Love,” which left us wondering… are they?

Check out more photos and dets on Politico‘s Click.

Weekend Show Preview: June 13-14, 2009

The Situation Room w/ Wolf Blitzer: Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) will discuss gas pipeline, Letterman feud, Obama and 2012. Dir. OMB Peter Orszag, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to discuss healthcare, budget and economy and author of “Myths, Illusions and Peace,” David Makovsky.

NBC’s Meet the Press w/ David Gregory: VP Joe Biden and roundtable with Republican strategist Mike Murphy and MSNBC’s Fmr. Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-FL)

ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos: Sec. H&H Kathleen Sebelius, Former MA Gov. Mitt Romney and a roundtable with Dem. Strategist & ABC News Consultant Donna Brazile, Nat Journal’s Ron Brownstein, WSJ’s Kimberly Strassel and columnist George Will to discuss the battle over a public insurance plan, the opposition from Congress over key provisions, and how the President plans to rally public support for reform.

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) to discuss health care, Guantanamo Bay, the Supreme Court nom. of Sotomayor, and the state of the Republican Party.

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Chris Dodd, (D-CT) / Chairman, Banking Committee with Sen. Charles Grassley, (R-IA) / Ranking Member, Finance Committee. Tom Donohue, President and CEO of the US Chamber of Commerce. Steve Chaconas, National Bass Guide Service.

CNN’s State of the Union w/ John King:Sec. H&H Kathleen Sebelius, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE), Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) to discuss health care debate and the latest on H1N1.

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: CNN’s Rick Sanchez, CBS Sportsline’s Gregg Doyel to discuss Twitter: phenomenon or passing fad? TIME’s Mark Halperin, Air America’s Ana Marie Cox and Jim Geraghty of National Review to discuss Palin-Letterman and Obama comedy

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: BBC’s Katty Kay, ABC News’ Claire Shipman, NYT’s Helene Cooper and Norah O’Donnell of MSNBC will discuss why Republicans are struggling to find the right path to oppose Obama

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: WaPo’s Ceci Connolly on health care reform, Bara Vaida of National Journal on health insurance lobbyists, Tom Gjelten of NPR on TARP bailout funds and Politico’s John Harris on VA and NJ gubernatorial races.

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Joe Lieberman on the Middle East peace process, Bloomberg’s Lizzie O’Leary and Christine Harper report on executive pay issues, Hans Nichols on health care reform and Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne discuss Sotomayor’s confirmation process, Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin.

Will update as we learn them.

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