Dr. Katie Rodan

Dr. Katie Rodan

Dr. Katie Rodan, Co-Creator of Proactiv Solution and Co-Founder of Rodan + Fields (pictured L)

The best advice Dr. Katie Rodan has received from a female mentor was from her mother, who told 13-year-old Katie to “be your own boss and determine your own destiny to become an independent woman.”

In addition to her role with R+F, Katie is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine and cosmetic dermatologist in private practice in Oakland. This is the first of two profiles of Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, who first met in 1984 as dermatology residents at Stanford and, over 10 years later, developed Proactiv, an acne treatment. In 2012, they launched Rodan + Fields, a direct selling company specializing in skin care products that has become the #1 fastest growing skincare brand in the U.S. over the last five years.

Photograph courtesy of Drs. Rodan and Fields and @rodanfields

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Dr. Kathy Fields

Dr. Kathy Fields

Jennifer Scully-Lerner

Jennifer Scully-Lerner