Bestselling author Dr. Harriet Braiker was a practicing clinical psychologist and management consultant in Los Angeles/Beverly Hills and Pasadena, California, for more than 25 years. The author of many highly successful popular psychology books, she also authored numerous scholarly award-winning research books and other academic publications. Dr. Braiker was an internationally recognized authority on stress and women's issues who was always in great demand as a public speaker. She was a contributing editor and columnist for Working Woman and Lear's, and also wrote for many other national women's magazines. Often featured in the media, Dr. Braiker appeared many times on such national talk shows as Oprah, The Today Show, Larry King, Live with Regis and Kathy Lee, Hour Magazine and Sonya Live, as well as on hard news shows such as NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw and CNN.

She is frequently quoted as having said, "Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing."

Her sudden death more than a decade ago made news around the world.

Click here to read Dr. Braiker's obituary from The New York Times.

Click here to read Dr. Braiker's obituary from the Los Angeles Times.

Click here to read Dr. Braiker's full Curriculum Vitae.

To learn about a special educational foundation created in Harriet's memory, please click here