Women of Distinction

The standard nomination deadline for entries to the 2023 McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards program is just around the corner — Thursday, Jan. 5. Grateful colleagues and friends who would like to honor the deserving LTC professionals in their lives may want to use some spare time around the year-end holidays to tap out some entry materials, organizers said.

General information about the unique awards program, as well as nomination material, can be found at the program website, mcknightswomenofdistinction.com

The fifth annual edition recognizes leading women across three categories, spanning all career levels — Rising Star, Veteran VIP and Hall of Honor. There is also are Lifetime Achievement Award and affiliated Spirit Awards.

The program is a joint effort of McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Home Care.  Eligible for recognition are women working in almost any capacity in skilled nursing, assisted living, independent living, home care and related settings.

Individuals who serve the fields indirectly — for instance as association staff members, academicians or thought leaders — also are eligible for recognition. Individuals working for vendor companies serving the industry are not eligible.

Nominators are asked to share any details the judging panel should consider, the more detailed the better.

Nominations for the Rising Star, Veteran VIP and Hall of Honor awards that are submitted by Jan. 5 will have a $79 entry fee. Nominations submitted between Friday, Jan. 6, and a Tuesday, Jan. 10, deadline will increase to $109.

Of special note, the McKnight’s Spirit Award will recognize inspiring caregiving and service provision efforts. Eligibility is open to women who have demonstrated acts of bravery, courage, perseverance, dedication, determination or other noble gestures. The awardees also will be celebrated at the McKnight’s Women of Distinction gala awards banquet. Nominations for this award may be submitted at no charge.

All honorees will be celebrated at an in-person event in Chicago in May that also will recognize winners from previous years. Details about the event, which also will include optional educational sessions, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned, and don’t miss the upcoming nomination deadline — it’s nearly right around the corner!

For additional information about the awards, or to submit a nomination for any of them, visit mcknightswomenofdistinction.com. Questions should be directed to Anna Naumoski, senior event manager for Haymarket Media, the parent company of McKnight’s, at [email protected].

Read about previous Rising Star, Veteran VIP and Hall of Honor inductees, as well as Lifetime Achievement and Spirit Award winners here. See lists of previous classes of honorees here

The Diamond sponsor of the 2023 Women of Distinction awards program is PointClickCare. PharMerica is the Silver sponsor, and Omnicare is table sponsor.