We are committed to the connection, promotion and success of women in the insolvency and restructuring professions worldwide.

What is IWIRC?

For more than 30 years, IWIRC has been connecting women worldwide. Across the board room, courtroom and the continents, our diverse relationships make IWIRC the premier organization for women in the restructuring and insolvency professions.

Our History

IWIRC was founded in December 1993 by Selinda Melnik (an attorney), Laureen Ryan (a financial advisor and expert)) and Martha Fetner (a commercial banker), to empower and encourage women in the insolvency field.  The first members joined in 1994 with the first 3 networks established in 1995 and we have not stopped since!

Be Inspired.

IWIRC promotes professional at all stages of their careers, from new to seasoned professionals.

Be Informed.

IWIRC and its networks provide countless webinars, conferences and meetings where members can be informed about the latest topics and updates in the field. In addition, IWIRC is the “go to” resource for knowledgable, diverse experts for speaking engagements across multiple professional organizations in the field of restructuring and insolvency.

Be Connected.

IWIRC is a global organization with regional connections and local networks to make the most of business development and referrals for its members.

Benefits of Membership

A Global Organization, A Local Network

An international organization, IWIRC offers its members the opportunity for leadership involvement at the global, regional, and local levels. The international board creates programs to foster national and cross-border relationships and education. Global conferences are scheduled in conjunction with other major restructuring conferences, leveraging business development opportunities and travel budgets.

Local networks organize professional, educational and social activities within their communities and regions which are structured to meet the specific needs and interests of network members. These conferences are ideal for meeting other professionals in a welcoming environment. For young professionals eager to learn, to polish their networking skills, and to develop leadership skills, IWIRC international and regional conferences are ideal. Both local networks and the international organization offer “fast track” leadership opportunities for those seeking to take their careers to the next level. IWIRC networks are located in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Carribean, South America, and North America. We welcome the development of new networks in these or new regions.

Global Organization, Regional Connections, Local Networks. 

Contact Us

P.O. Box 249
Stanardsville, VA 22973
Tel: 434-939-6002
Fax: 434-939-6030

Shari Bedker, Administrative Director 
email: sbedker@iwirc.com

Our physical address for packages sent via UPS and FedEx:

c/o Shari Bedker
224 Blue Jay Way
Stanardsville, VA 22973

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