Is there a lot on your plate? We get it. The deadline to submit nominations for the McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards has been extended one week, to midnight on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Might we suggest that you take advantage of this opportunity to honor an accomplished woman who deserves the spotlight?

McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Long-Term Care News will recognize women in two categories: those who have made a lasting contribution to the field, or who are early in a promising career. A lifetime achievement award also will be bestowed.

Eligible women are those working as direct care providers, managers, executives, corporate executives and owners in independent living, assisted living, memory care and life plan communities, as well as those working in these capacities in skilled nursing facilities. Those who serve the field indirectly, for instance as association staff members or thought leaders, also are eligible.

All honorees will be celebrated at a May awards event in Chicago. Last year’s program was a rousing success, highlighting the accomplishments of 41 women across a range of titles and responsibilities (see video recap here). You can read about last year’s event and honorees here.

For more information and to nominate a colleague or yourself for recognition, visit

PointClickCare is the Diamond sponsor of this year’s event, and OnShift and PharMerica are Silver sponsors.