Holly Felder Etlin Named Woman of the Year in Restructuring by International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)

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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 Holly Felder Etlin as its 2014 Woman of the Year in Restructuring (WOYR) award winner. Ms. Etlin is a Managing Director in the Turnaround and Restructuring practice at AlixPartners, LLP.

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“An accomplished professional, passionate advocate, mentor and friend, Holly exemplifies the spirit of the Woman of the Year in Restructuring Award,” said Beth Hansen, Chair of IWIRC.

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 Holly Felder Etlin as its 2014 Woman of the Year in Restructuring (WOYR) award winner. Ms. Etlin is a Managing Director in the Turnaround and Restructuring practice at AlixPartners, LLP.

“An accomplished professional, passionate advocate, mentor and friend, Holly exemplifies the spirit of the Woman of the Year in Restructuring Award,” said Beth Hansen, Chair of IWIRC. “Over the course of her 30-year career in the restructuring and insolvency field, she has led some of the most complex cases in the industry, including at Winn-Dixie Stores, New Century Financial, Freedom Communications, Tanner & Haley and her current assignment as CFO at RadioShack. Her leadership and approach are consistently emulated and have become the foundation of many industry standards. Through her commitment to various organizations, Holly has elevated the status of women in the industry and she continues to advise and guide young professionals.”

IWIRC will present the WOYR award to Ms. Etlin on December 5, 2014, during a special luncheon at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Winter Leadership Conference in La Quinta, California.

“I am honored that I will be receiving this award, and I plan to accept it not only for myself but on behalf of all the exceptional women in the restructuring field at AlixPartners,” said Ms. Etlin. “I literally joined AlixPartners because of the women there – people like Lisa Donahue, our global head of restructuring, Becky Roof, recently CFO at Kodak, Carrianne Basler, who held a senior position on the General Motors case, and many others throughout our ranks. I think the women we have is one of the big reasons for AlixPartners’ unique, truly collaborative culture. In addition, I also plan to dedicate the award to the young women throughout our industry. And my message to them is this: Don’t just ‘lean in’ when it comes to your careers; jump in, with both feet; get your hands dirty; work as hard as anybody, male or female; be kind to others; and good things will indeed happen.”

Now in its 8th 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, shows exceptional leadership, and has made an extraordinary contribution to her field.

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 1,300 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 http://www.iwirc.com.

For additional information contact:
Jennifer E. Mercer
IWIRC Communications Chair
Epiq Strategic Communications
310-712-6215
jmercer(at)epiqsystems(dot)com

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