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Letter to the Editor: Cultural Barriers for Women in Surgery: How Thick is the Glass Ceiling? An Analysis from a Low-/Middle-Income Country

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The authors would like to thank Dr. Gail Rosseau, Dr. John G. Meara, Dr. Blake Alkire, and Dr. Abebe Bekele for the academic mentorship provided to the Gender Equity Initiative in Global Surgery.

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EEK, AM, KW, DV, and JC are co-founders of the Gender Equity Initiative in Global Surgery.

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Kim, E.E., Velin, L., Mazhiqi, A. et al. Letter to the Editor: Cultural Barriers for Women in Surgery: How Thick is the Glass Ceiling? An Analysis from a Low-/Middle-Income Country. World J Surg 44, 3186–3187 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-020-05623-x

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