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McKnight’s Women of Distinction 2020: Akia Blandon

Akia Blandon, vice president of clinical services at Plaza Rehab and Nursing Center in the Bronx, NY, shares when she knew eldercare was right for her, the advice she has for those interested in entering the field, what it means to her to be named a McKnight’s Women of Distinction honoree, what her biggest accomplishment is, and how mentors have shaped her career.

The good, the bad, the ugly: Executives share challenges, keys to success for women leaders

Being referred to as “princess” and “cupcake” or being told to be seen and not heard are among obstacles women executives have faced in the workplace. Leaders and aspiring professionals in long-term care confirmed the above while discussing the good, the bad and ugly that comes with being a woman in the industry during a McKnight’s Women of Distinction Forum session Wednesday.

Meet Connie Ortega, Hall of Honor inductee

Editor’s Note: We are profiling the McKnight’s 2020 Women of Distinction honorees daily through the program’s July 28 online awards ceremony. To register or learn more about this digital celebration, the Forum the next day (which offers three free continuing education credits July 29) and the program in general, visit this website. Connie Ortega has…

Meet Jennifer Mack, Rising Star honoree

Editor’s Note: We are profiling the McKnight’s 2020 Women of Distinction honorees daily through the program’s July 28 online awards ceremony. To register or learn more about this digital celebration, the Forum the next day (which offers three free continuing education credits July 29) and the program in general, visit this website. Over the past…

Meet Stephanie Popp, Rising Star honoree

Editor’s Note: We are profiling the McKnight’s 2020 Women of Distinction honorees daily through the program’s July 28 online awards ceremony. To register or learn more about this digital celebration, the Forum the next day (which offers three free continuing education credits July 29) and the program in general, visit this website. Stephanie Popp’s role…

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