Melting the Plastic Ceiling: Overcoming Obstacles to Foster Leadership in Women Plastic Surgeons

Amanda K. Silva, Aviva Preminger, Sheri Slezak, Linda Phillips, Debra J. Johnson

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The underrepresentation of women leaders in plastic surgery echoes a phenomenon throughout society. The importance of female leadership is presented, and barriers to gender equality in plastic surgery, both intrinsic and extrinsic, are discussed. Strategies for fostering women in leadership on an individual level and for the specialty of plastic surgery are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)721-729
Number of pages9
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016


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  • Surgery

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