The wait is almost over. Wednesday, we begin announcing the 2021 McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards.

Over the course of three days, you’ll find out about the dozens of women being honored across three categories: Rising Stars, Veteran VIPs and Hall of Honor.

I’ve been reading all of the nomination forms and can’t wait for you to meet the latest class and then hear from and about them.

These wonderful women will be feted at the third annual McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards event, this year on May 18, virtual this year like last year. And stay tuned for more information about our second McKnight’s Women of Distinction Forum, a free online event that will be the next day, May 19. There, attendees — we encourage men and women to attend — will be able to earn continuing education credits while learning from their peers in the industry.

Before then, we’ll also be revealing the 2021 McKnight’s Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

But it all starts Wednesday. Be sure to check out and the McKnight’s Senior Living Daily Briefing for the news!