Women in Restructuring

The Distressed Ladies are experts in the fields of legal advice, business consultancy, insolvency administration, banking, interim management and corporate finance advice, and they also represent financiers and providers of other services related to insolvency and restructuring.

We offer members of the association a forum that allows them to strengthen their individual positioning as experts in the market and provides mutual support in business development. The Distressed Ladies also promote young talent.

Connect with Specialists

The Distressed Ladies appear as speakers and panellists at high-profile events where the issues of corporate restructuring, reorganisation and insolvency are on the agenda.

Regular networking events provide a platform for members to share news and views with each other and to form and maintain valuable contacts in the sector.

The network was started up by Sylwia Maria Bea, Katharina Gerdes and Anne Schwall in 2013. The foundation of the association followed in March 2016.


The Distressed Ladies take a proactive approach to supporting the members of their association by identifying opportunities for public contributions at relevant events and in the press and encouraging them to follow through with any openings. The expertise and wealth of experience of our members are particularly visible to the outside world in these situations.

Get Closer

Distressed Ladies – Women in Restructuring e. V. is an association of experienced experts in various disciplines and positions in the German and European corporate restructuring, reorganisation and insolvency sector. We want to continue expanding this high-calibre network and strengthen the existing links.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can assist you in sourcing and selecting experts or speakers on the issues arising in the fields of corporate restructuring, reorganisation or insolvency.

info@distressed-ladies.de