Dr. Harriet Braiker

Dr. Harriet Braiker

Dr. Harriet Braiker was a social and clinical Ph.D. psychologist, best-selling author, and internationally-renowned expert in womenā€™s issues. She was the first to publicly identify that women experience more and different types of stress than men. Her pioneering book, The Type E Woman: How to Overcome the Stress of Being Everything to Everybody, made mainstream and medical news around the world when it was first published in the late 1980s. In that book, she observed that the Type-A stress that men experience pales in comparison to what women experience. She coined the term "Type-E stress" ā€“ the E being Everything to Everybody ā€“ to help women better understand that in trying to be Everything to Everybody, they subjected themselves to a completely different and more debilitating type of stress than men experience.