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LeadingLady CarolAnn Tutera makes women feel themselves with SottoPelle

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By Dani VanCamp

t age 42, CarolAnn Tutera felt she had the insides of a 92-year-old woman. She had all the classic signs of menopause. “I don’t know how I was putting one foot in front of the other,” she says. “I wasn’t burning weight.” That was until she tried bioidentical hormones. She got her life back. Tutera is now the co-founder and CEO of SottoPelle Therapy, an international company that trains medical providers on the product’s proprietary methodology of working with bioidentical hormones. As a medical entrepreneur she has won numerous awards and recognition for her ability to succeed in a male-dominated industry. She has become the leading lady of “authentic aging” and someone who commands respect in the bioidentical hormone therapy field. She gained much of her success by mentoring and recognizing the talent in others. No success can be sustained if not led by someone who sees the value of people. “You need to be compassionate with your employees,”Tutera says. “You need a vision that they follow, you need to be effective in communicating with them and you need an open-door policy with them.” This recognition in the value of people extends to the patients and medical providers within the SottoPelle family.

Beginnings of SottoPelle Therapy

SottoPelle Therapy was founded more than 20 years ago, as the dream of CarolAnn and 32

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