Need a great way to kick off the new year? Nominate an exceptional female colleague for a McKnight’s Women of Distinction award.

The deadline is Jan. 8 to show your appreciation for a dedicated candidate who has made an impact on your organization. The competition, held by McKnight’s Senior Living and sister media brand McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, recognizes women in two categories:

  • Hall of Honor candidates should be at the level of vice president (or equivalent) or higher and must have made a significant impact in their organizations.
  • Rising Stars should have less than 15 years of experience in the industry or be no more than 40 years old, and they must have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the industry.

A lifetime achievement award also will be bestowed and honorees will be celebrated at a May awards event in Chicago.

For more information and to nominate someone – including yourself – for recognition, visit

Last year’s awards highlighted the accomplishments of 41 women across a range of titles and responsibilities. Watch this video recap of get a glimpse of the rousing 2019 awards ceremony event. 

You can read more about last year’s event and honorees here.

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