Thursday, September 8, 2011
Network Announcement
Alabama Network Co-Chair Named Semi-Finalist for Rising Star Award

“Rising Star” Award Honors Restructuring and Insolvency Professionals

The International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), the premier international, networking and professional growth organization for women in the restructuring and insolvency industry, today announced the five semi-finalists for its inaugural “Rising Star” awards.


In furtherance of IWIRC’s mission—enhancing the professional status of women in the insolvency and restructuring profession—the Rising Star Award recognizes a member who has made substantive contributions to her professional success, respective firm or business, and shown dedication and commitment to IWIRC on the local, national and/or international levels.


The 2011 Rising Star Award semi-finalists are:


Alison Elko, an Associate at the law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge and Co-Chair of the Georgia Network.

Monique Hayes, an Associate at the law firm of Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. and Co-Chair of the Florida Network.

Joyce Ka Yee Lau, who is a Manager with the Hong Kong PricewaterhouseCoopers Business Recovery Services Group and Communications Chair of the Hong Kong Network.

Jennifer Kimble, an Associate with the law firm of Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, LLC and the co-Founder and co-Chair of the Alabama Network.

Megan Adeyemo, an Associate at Gordon & Rees LLP and Treasurer of the Mountain Desert Network.


The semi-finalists, who posses eight or less years of experience within their field, were chosen from a group of sixteen nominees that include attorneys, bankers, turnaround advisors, claims and noticing agents and other restructuring industry consultants and professionals who are actively engaged in the restructuring industry throughout the world.


“We are so excited to recognize entry and mid-level restructuring professionals who are dedicated to and have made a difference in IWIRC at the local, national or international levels,” said Jennifer Meyerowitz, Esq., Vice President & Director of Business Development at Epiq Systems and IWIRC’s Vice Chair. “These women are the future of the organization and it is essential that we not only recognize them, but also encourage them, support them and promote them.”


An award and recognition luncheon will take place at the 18th Annual IWIRC Fall Conference in Tampa, Florida on October 12, 2011. For details and to register for the conference, please click here. The final Rising Star award winner will be announced during the conference.


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