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, has named Carlyn R. Taylor as its 2016 Woman of the Year in Restructuring (WOYR) award winner. As Global Co-Leader of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment of FTI Consulting, Ms. Taylor co-leads a group of 850 professionals in 41 offices and 14 countries. She is also the firm's Industry Initiative Leader and CEO of FTI Capital Advisors.
Carlyn Taylor's career in restructuring spans more than 25 years and hundreds of clients, many of whom are household names. The depth and breadth of her experience is vast. She has led over 140 restructuring engagements, advising both debtors and creditors from major financial institutions and funds. Highly regarded by her clients and colleagues, Ms. Taylor operates with the utmost professionalism, drive, and integrity. She is passionate about her work and inspires everyone that works with her. Ms. Taylor has built a seasoned team of restructuring professionals committed to client service and teamwork.
"Carlyn's unparalleled financial advisory and expert witness skills, comprehensive substantive knowledge, and ability to find creative solutions make her an invaluable partner in achieving the best results for the most sophisticated clients. But what makes her unique is her unflappable nature, extraordinary energy, and ability to build consensus in the most contentious situations," said Margot Schonholtz of Linklaters LLP. "No one is more deserving of this award than Carlyn."
Ms. Taylor is co-founder of the FTI Consulting Women's Initiative (FTI WIN), which offers career training, professional development, mentorship, networking and community outreach opportunities across the globe to empower female professionals to reach their highest potential in their careers and develop best-in-class leadership capabilities.
“I am incredibly humbled and honored to be awarded this fantastic achievement and to be regarded in the company of outstanding women leaders in the restructuring industry,” said Taylor.
IWIRC will present the WOYR award to Ms. Taylor on Friday, December 2, 2016, at the American Bankruptcy Institute's Winter Leadership Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
Now in its 10th year, the WOYR award was conceived to honor women in the restructuring and insolvency industry who have inspired and skillfully led a restructuring team, provided creative solutions and innovative legal applications, showed exceptional leadership, and have made extraordinary contributions to the insolvency and restructuring professions.
For additional information contact:
Jennifer Kimble, IWIRC Communications Chair