Midnight ET this Wednesday is the final deadline for submitting all nominations for the 2020 McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards program.

The awards competition, coordinated by McKnight’s Senior Living and sister media brand McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, recognizes exceptional women working in senior living and skilled nursing. Direct care providers, managers, executives, corporate executives and owners are eligible, as are those who serve the field indirectly as association staff members, thought leaders or similar roles.

The awards recognize women in two categories:

  • Hall of Honor candidates should be at the level of vice president (or equivalent) or higher and must have had a significant effect on their organizations.
  • Rising Stars should have less than 15 years of experience in the industry or be no more than 40 years old, and they must have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the industry.

A lifetime achievement award also will be bestowed.

All selected honorees will be celebrated at an awards event in early May in Chicago. Additional details about the event will be announced soon.

Winners also will be recognized with coverage on the websites McKnightsSeniorLiving.com and McKnights.com as well as in the print editions of the media brands.

For more information and to nominate someone for recognition, visit www.mcknights.com/womenofdistinction. Nominators are advised not to use the Internet Explorer web browser to submit nominations.

Read about last year’s event and honorees here.

PointClickCare is the Diamond sponsor of this year’s event, and OnShift and PharMerica are Silver sponsors.