IWIRC is delighted to announce the 4th Annual Asia Woman of the Year in Restructuring Award (WOYR Asia) to honour a woman in Asia for her recent contributions to or lifetime achievements as part of the restructuring and insolvency industry.
The WOYR Asia complements the pre-existing award programme called "Woman of the Year in Restructuring Award (WOYR)" which has been administered by IWIRC internationally since 2006. Winners of that award are typically announced at one of the IWIRC conferences in the United States.
While the WOYR award is open to anyone across the globe, the WOYR Asia is designed specifically to recognise practitioners based in Asia. The winner will be recognised with a trophy and prize money equivalent to USD1,000 which will be donated to a charity of their choice.
The award will be presented at the 3rd IWIRC Asia Conference scheduled to be hosted on Wednesday, 15 September 2021. The Conference will to be held either in a fully virtual format or in a hybrid format, depending on the social distancing regulations in place at the time. Given the uncertainties faced due to COVID-19, we are yet to confirm which format we will go for and accordingly, whether we would be able to present the award at an in-person event. We will communicate with the winner in advance of the presentation to ensure they can be appropriately represented and honoured.
The award is open to any female professional in the restructuring and insolvency industry based in Asia - including, lawyers, judges, bankers, accountants, turnaround managers, restructuring advisers and academicians. She could be actively engaged in or recently retired from the restructuring and insolvency industry.
IWIRC membership is NEITHER a requirement to make a nomination, nor to be honoured. Self-nominations are permitted. Completed nomination form (1000 word limit) should be sent by email to email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. Hong Kong/Singapore time on Monday, 2 August 2021.