Today is the final deadline for submission of nominations to McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards program.

The program, by McKnight’s Senior Living and sister media brand McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, will recognize women who have made significant contributions to the senior housing and care field, as well as those who are rising stars.

PointClickCare is the program’s platinum sponsor.

“Diversity — in all its forms — is a core company value and strategic priority for PointClickCare,” said PointClickCare President Dave Wessinger. “It’s not only the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do. We believe that diversity is a key driver that helps organizations remain innovative, productive and competitive.”

Eligible for recognition through the awards program 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 these capacities in skilled nursing facilities.

Awards will be bestowed in two categories:

  • The Hall of Honor will recognize candidates who are at a level equivalent to vice president or higher who have made a significant impact on their organization or the industry.
  • Rising Stars must be less than 40 years old or have fewer than 15 years of experience in the industry, and they must have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the senior housing and care field.

“We’re excited to support the recognition and achievements of these women who are making a real impact in transforming care delivery by partnering with McKnight’s for its inaugural Women of Distinction program,” Wessinger said.

Nominators should be prepared to share each nominee’s work history, exceptional achievements and contributions or service, and anything else that the judging panel should consider.

Nominations were accepted until Jan. 18 at no charge. Now, a $25 charge applies for all submissions.

For additional information and to nominate someone, visit Nominators will need to create an account and will receive an email confirmation when the entry is submitted.