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Nominators in the 4th annual McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards program will save on entry fees if they enter by Wednesday.

Eligible for recognition in 2022 are women working as direct care providers, managers, executives, corporate executives and owners in independent living, assisted living, memory care and life plan communities, as well as those working in those capacities in skilled nursing facilities and in home care and home health. Women who serve the fields indirectly — for instance as association staff members, academicians or thought leaders — also are eligible. Individuals working for vendor companies are not eligible.

Categories recognize entry-level, mid-career and senior-level professionals. Nominators should be prepared to share detailed information about nominees’ work histories, exceptional achievements and contributions or service, and anything else that the judging panel should consider.

Nominations submitted by Wednesday will have a $69 entry fee. Nominations submitted between Dec. 9 and Jan. 5 will have a $99 entry fee. Nominations submitted between Jan. 6 and Jan. 12 will have a $129 entry fee.

This year, an additional award, the McKnight’s Spirit Award, will recognize inspiring women who provide care and services. As many as five honorees will be chosen. Nominations for this award will be accepted at no charge.

For additional information about the awards, and to nominate someone for any of them, visit this website.

All honorees, including a Lifetime Achievement Award winner, will be celebrated at an in-person event on May 12 in Chicago that also will recognize winners from 2020 and 2021, when the awards ceremony was held virtually. Educational sessions will be offered the next day; details will be announced at a later date.

Read about previous inductees here.

The program’s Diamond sponsor is PointClickCare.