Fetner Award

In recognition of the unique challenges of our international members and networks such as dealing with distance from other networks and members, we endow the Fetner Award for Outstanding International Member or Network. This award, founded in honor of IWIRC founding Vice Chair, Martha Fetner, is given to an international (non-US) member or network who or which has made an exceptional contribution, either through efforts over the past year, or over a period of years. Our international members and networks work tirelessly and diligently to grow IWIRC beyond borders and this award embodies those who have given generously of their time to strengthen and expand IWIRC.

Past recipients Include:

2016 Michelle Pickett
2015 Justine Lau
2014 Caroline Moran
2013 Barbara Rumora-Scheltema
2012 Elizabeth A. Wilson
2011 Deborah S. Grieve
2010 Maria Semenko
2009 Jacqueline Walsh
Aruni Weerasekera
2008 Dr. Annerose Tashiro
2007 Katerina Papamichael
Katharine S. Stones
2006 N. Lynn Hiestand
2005 N/A
2004 Sheryl E. Seigel


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Fetner Award Nomination

2016 Fetner Award Recipient

Michelle Pickett currently serves as IWIRC’s Canadian Networks Director and has been at the forefront of growing the Canadian networks and fostering a positive environment for women to develop in the restructuring industry in her home country and the U.S.  In addition, Pickett serves on the IWIRC Programming Committee and has been instrumental in assisting in the preparations for IWIRC’s 2016 Leadership Summit to be held in Toronto in July.  “Pickett has a positive presence in IWIRC and she brings stability and calm to the efforts of every team she is on,” stated her nominator.  In her work life, Pickett is a partner in the Deals practice of PwC Canada and a member of PwC Canada’s Corporate Advisory and Restructuring Group where she has led and managed a diverse range of restructuring assignments including operating and liquidating CCAAs, BIA Proposals, receiverships and bankruptcies across a wide range of industries.  In addition to her many work accolades and contributions to IWIRC, Pickett is a very involved mom to three children. 

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