ExpertsConnect EP. 9: How to Overcome the Superwoman Syndrome
ExpertsConnect EP. 9: How to Overcome the Superwoman Syndrome

ExpertsConnect EP. 9: How to Overcome the Superwoman Syndrome


Have you ever felt caught in the web of wanting to be the perfect woman, wife, housekeeper, cook, mother, career woman, daughter, and friend? Then, you might have the superwoman syndrome, i.e., neglecting yourself because you are obsessed with “doing it all” to perfection and stretching yourself too thin (Marjorie Shaevitz, 1984)

In this episode of ExpertsConnect, we had a conversation concerning How to Overcome the Superwoman Syndrome with Mrs. Ama Brew, Life Balance and Empowerment Coach, at Empowered for Balance.

Our discussion topics were centered around the following topics.

  1. Defining the superwoman syndrome and the profile of a superwoman.
  2. The root causes of this syndrome.
  3. Ama's approach to helping women to identify and address drainers that deplete our energy.
  4. Ama's recommendations for fillers that can help the superwoman to achieve balance and prevent burnout. To learn more, get a copy of Ama's self-care made easy book here.

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1. Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz, The Superwoman Syndrome (New York: Warner Books, 1984)

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Kadian Davis-Owusu (PhD)
Kadian has a background in Computer Science and pursued her PhD and post-doctoral studies in the fields of Design for Social Interaction and Design for Health. She has taught a number of interaction design courses at the university level including the University of the West Indies, the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) in Jamaica, and the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. Kadian also serves as the Founder and Lead UX Designer for TeachSomebody and is the host of the ExpertsConnect video podcast. In this function, Kadian serves to bridge the learning gap by delivering high-quality content tailored to meet your learning needs. Moreover, through expert collaboration, top-quality experts are equipped with a unique channel to create public awareness and establish thought leadership in their related domains.... Show more