Women of Distinction logo for 2021

The nomination deadline for the 2021 McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards program has been extended a week. 

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior Living once again are honoring female leaders in long-term care and senior housing who inspire their colleagues and residents. 

The final deadline for nominations for the awards program is now midnight Jan. 13. 

Last year’s program recognized 44 women across two categories, Rising Stars and Hall of Honor, plus a Lifetime Achievement Award winner. This year’s program includes an additional awards category — Veteran VIPs. 

Eligible candidates work as direct care providers, managers, executives, corporate executives and owners in skilled nursing facilities, as well as those working in independent living, assisted living, memory care and life plan communities. 

Women who serve the field indirectly, as association key employees or academicians, also are eligible. Individuals working for vendor companies are not eligible.

All honorees, including a lifetime achievement award winner, will be celebrated at a virtual awards event in May that again will be accompanied by continuing education sessions at a special forum. Additional details about the full list of activities will be announced in the coming weeks.

Coverage of previous winners and magnificent Women of Distinction awards celebrations are located here and here.

More information about the program and nomination process can be found here.