Woman of the Year in Restructuring Award (WOYR)
Each year, IWIRC honors a woman for her recent contributions to or lifetime achievements as part of the insolvency and restructuring industry with the Woman of the Year in Restructuring (WOYR) award. She may be an attorney, judge, banker, turnaround manager, academic or other restructuring industry professional. She is actively engaged or recently retired from the restructuring industry - and from anywhere in the world. IWIRC membership is not a requirement to make a nomination, nor to be honored.
Importantly, achievements do not have to be in nationally renowned cases or result in landmark decisions, only exceptional. IWIRC welcomes all entries and are not seeking the most senior woman or the most important case.
Past recipients Include:

2016

Carlyn R. Taylor, FTI Consulting, Denver, CO

2015

Sheila Smith, Deloitte, Boston, MA

2014

Holly Felder Etlin, AlixPartners LLP, New York, NY

2013

Patricia A. Redmond, Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler, Miami, Florida

2012

Corinne Ball, Jones Day, New York, NY

Mitsue Aizawa, Bingham, Tokyo, Japan

2011

Jan M. Hayden, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, New Orleans, LA

2010

Melissa Kibler Knoll, Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC, Chicago, IL

2009

N. Lynn Hiestand, Skadden Arps, London

2008

Marcia L. Goldstein, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, NY
Hon. Mary Grace Diehl, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Atlanta, GA

2007

Lisa Donahue, AlixPartners, New York, NY

2006

Deirdre A. Martini, KCC, New York, NY

 

E-mail your nomination to sbedker@iwirc.com.

  • Send contact information including e-mail addresses for you and your nominee
  • Tell us why your nominee fits this award, and why we should consider her.  Please be descriptive and include facts or examples that help exemplify why you nominated this woman.
  • Contact Shari Bedker with questions or requests for assistance in framing a nomination (sbedker@iwirc.com or by phone at 434-939-6002).

 

The IWIRC Board of Directors ratifies all selections and its decisions are final.

 

The 2016 Woman of the Year in Restructuring award will be presented in December 2016 during the 28th Annual ABI Winter Leadership Conference at The Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

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NOMINATIONS WILL BE REQUESTED FOR THE 2017 WOMAN OF THE YEAR IN RESTRUCTURING: September 29-October 27, 2017

IWIRC is looking to once again honor a woman for her recent contributions to and/or lifetime achievements as part of the restructuring industry. She may be an attorney, judge, banker, turnaround manger, academic or other restructuring industry professional. She is actively engaged or recently retired from the restructuring industry - and from anywhere in the world. To make sure we don't miss anyone, we need your help.

 
IWIRC membership is NOT a requirement to make a nomination, nor to be honored.
 
Take a few minutes to consider a woman who...
  • Inspired and/or skillfully led a restructuring team
  • Provided creative solutions and innovative legal applications
  • Creates win-win-win outcomes
  • Shows exceptional leadership
  • Has made an extraordinary contribution
  • Went above and beyond ... and made a difference
 
These achievements do not have to be in nationally renowned cases or even resulting in landmark decisions, they just have to be out of the ordinary. Please feel free to think out of the box on this. We welcome all entries and are not just looking for the most senior woman or the most important case! Please consider those women who have consistently demonstrated a commitment to enhancing the restructuring industry.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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