Do you know an accomplished woman in long-term care field? Or how about one relatively new to the profession, but who is already blazing an impressive trail? A “yes” to either is a call for a nomination for the McKnight’s Women of Distinction competition.

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior Living are pleased once again to be recognizing women leaders in long-term care and seniors housing who have made a powerful impact on their residents and staffs. Coming off its rousing success last year, depicted in this video recap, the recognition program promises to be even bigger with added events and programming. 

Nominees should fit into one of two categories: the Hall of Honor or Rising Stars. Candidates in the Hall of Honor should be the equivalent of vice president or higher who have made a significant impact on their organization or industry. Rising Stars are age 40 or younger, or have fewer than 15 years of experience in the profession, and have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the senior housing and care industry.

Eligible candidates serve the seniors housing and care sector, which encompasses women working in long-term care and post-acute care, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and life plan/continuing care retirement communities. Direct care providers, managers, executives, corporate executives and owners are eligible. Those who serve the field indirectly, such as association members and thought leaders may also apply. Vendors are not eligible.

Nominations are due by Jan. 8, 2020, but there is a premium for nominating before Dec. 19.