Yvonne Brady named best professional in business at the Scottish Women’s Awards 2019

Yvonne Brady

Yvonne Brady, head of restructuring and business advisory at Shepherd and Wedderburn, has been named best professional in business at the Scottish Women’s Awards 2019.

Ms Brady, who earlier this year was also appointed as the firm’s head of diversity, development and inclusion, was recognised for her achievements as one of the country’s most highly regarded restructuring and insolvency specialists, for her work supporting a number of charities and for her commitment to encouraging diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

She is a highly respected and influential voice in the insolvency and restructuring profession, sitting on the CBI Council for Scotland, chairing the Insolvency Specialist Discussion Group Scotland and contributing to teaching and education across the insolvency sector, including convening Scotland’s Insolvency Accreditation Panel.

In addition, she supports a variety of Scottish charities, both as a board member and trustee, and is spearheading a variety of initiatives to further enhance the culture of diversity and inclusion at the largest Scottish-headquartered UK law firm.

More than 300 people attended the awards ceremony on Wednesday at the Glasgow Crowne Plaza Hotel, which celebrated the talent and hard work of female professionals and entrepreneurs across Scotland.

Ms Brady said: “I’m honoured that my work as a lawyer and business adviser, my support for a number of charities that are very close to my heart, and my role of Head of Diversity, Development and Inclusion at Shepherd and Wedderburn have been recognised by the Scottish business community.

“I would like to congratulate all the other finalists for the sterling work and huge contribution that they are making day-in, day-out across the private, public and third sectors. These are powerful female role models who are challenging outdated preconceptions and raising the bar for the next generation.

“Praise is also due to the Scottish Women’s Awards for recognising and celebrating the importance of building genuinely meritocratic diverse and inclusive workplaces that encourage career progression regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or socio-economic background.”

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