Tuesday, September 18, 2012
International Announcement
IWIRC's 2012 Rising Star Semi-Finalists Announced!

International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
Celebrates 2nd Annual “Rising Star” Award Finalists

September 18, 2012—Fairfax, VA—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 its five “Rising Star” Award finalists.

In its second year, the Rising Star Award is bestowed upon an IWIRC member with 8 or less years of experience in her respective field, who has made considerable contributions to her professional success and displayed a high-level of commitment to advancing IWIRC’s mission—enhancing the professional status of women in the insolvency and restructuring profession—at the local, national and/or international levels.

The 2012 Rising Star Award finalists are:

Kimberly Bacher of Shaw Gussis Fishman Glantz Wolfson & Towbin LLC, Secretary, Chicago IWIRC Network;
Rachel Lao of Hogan Lovells, Founder & Chair, Japan IWIRC Network;
Jennifer Kimble of Haskell Slaughter, Founder & Chair, Alabama IWIRC Network;
Christy Prince of Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter LPA, Former Chair, Central OH IWIRC Network;
Sage Sigler of Alston & Bird LLP, Co-Chair, Georgia IWIRC Network.

The talented group of finalists were chosen from a group of fifteen nominees from IWIRC networks throughout the world 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.

“It is such an honor to be able to recognize such hard working, talented and committed women who spend so much of their time furthering the IWIRC mission,” said Jennifer Meyerowitz, incoming Chair of IWIRC. “Moreover, by honoring these women, we also have the pleasure of recognizing and saying thank you to their firms who encourage and support their involvement in IWIRC.”

An award and recognition luncheon will take place at IWIRC’s 19th Annual Fall Conference in San Diego, California on October 24, 2012, where the Rising Star Award will be bestowed.

About International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC): IWIRC is committed to the connection, promotion and growth of women in insolvency and restructuring professions worldwide. Since 1994, IWIRC has been connecting women worldwide through a global membership of more than 1000 attorneys, bankers, corporate-turnaround professionals, financial advisors and other restructuring practitioners. The organization provides its members with relationship-building, educational, career enhancement and promotional opportunities. For more information, visit

Media Contact:
Jennifer E. Mercer, Incoming Communications Committee Chair
Van Meter Consultants for IWIRC

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