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, announced Patricia “Trish” A. Redmond as its 2013 Woman of the Year in Restructuring (WOYR) award winner.  Redmond is a Shareholder in the Business Restructuring department of the law firm of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. where she practices insolvency and restructuring law.

“Trish embodies the true meaning of the Woman of the Year in Restructuring Award,” said Jennifer Meyerowitz, Chair of IWIRC.  “Trish is not only a successful, intelligent and zealous advocate for her clients, she is also a dedicated attorney who gives back to the bankruptcy community through her leadership in numerous organizations, her dedication to education, her commitment to improving the bankruptcy rules and laws, and her mentorship and support of women in the bankruptcy and insolvency industry.”

Redmond, a leader in her field and dedicated IWIRC member, has tirelessly contributed to the advancement of women in the restructuring and insolvency professions as a mentor, frequent speaker, published author, and go-to media source. A committed IWIRC member, she is
devoted to the growth and expansion of the organization having served as the Florida Network Chair from 2001-2008 and in other capacities on the International Board from 2001-2010 including Director of Networks and Director of Development.

“I am honored to be chosen as the 2013 Woman of the Year in Restructuring by IWIRC,” said Redmond. “IWIRC has created a path and direction for women in the restructuring profession. Members develop networks, grow professionally and make lifetime friends.”  

In its seventh 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.

IWIRC presented Redmond the award on December 6, 2013 during a special luncheon at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Winter Leadership Conference in Ranchos Palos Verde, California.

About International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
IWIRC, celebrating its 20th anniversary, 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 1,200 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 www.iwirc.com.