Nominations for the 2024 awards are now open! Standard nomination deadline:
January 5, 2024
COUNTDOWN TO THE STANDARD DEADLINE
WELCOME TO THE 2024 McKnight's WOMEN OF DISTINCTION PROGRAM
McKnight's Long-Term Care News, McKnight's Senior Living and McKnight’sHome Care are proud to honor the women across the skilled nursing, senior living and home care industries who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to their communities, facilities and agencies, all while making a significant impact on their organization and on the lives of the individuals they serve.
Building on the success of the McKnight’s Women of Distinction program’s previous years, we’re pleased to invite honorees, friends, family and industry colleagues alike to join us in Chicago on May 14 to celebrate the 2024 class of Rising Stars, Hall of Honor inductees, Veteran VIPs and Spirit Award winners at the official Women of Distinction dinner and awards ceremony.
Before the ceremony, build on your skills and learn from the best of the best by attending the McKnight's Women of Distinction Forum. Open to anyone working in the senior living, skilled nursing and home care spaces, the forum will feature two sessions focused on strong leadership and lessons from the C-Suite.
EVENT + ENTRY INFORMATION
DATE: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 PROGRAM: FORUM 1:00 pm-4:30 pm AWARDS CEREMONY 6:00 pm-9:00 pm VENUE: JW Marriott Chicago 151 W Adams St, Chicago, IL
STANDARD NOMINATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 5, 2024 EXTENDED NOMINATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 9, 2024
*all submissions need to be in by 11:59 pm EST
STANDARD NOMINATION FEE: $89 EXTENDED NOMINATION FEE: $119 *The late fee will be implemented on January 6
Nominees working in the skilled nursing, senior living or home care sectors are eligible for recognition. They work in skilled nursing or post-acute care; senior living, including independent living, assisted living, memory care or life plan / continuing care retirement communities; or home care, home health or hospice. Direct care providers, managers, executives, corporate executives and owners are eligible. Those who serve the field indirectly, such as via associations or as thought leaders, also may apply. Women who work for vendor companies serving the long-term care industry are not eligible.
CATEGORIES + CRITERIA
Hall of Honor: Candidates should be senior-level professionals in the C-suite or at a level equivalent to vice president or higher and should have made a significant impact on their organizations or on the industry. Veteran VIPs: Candidates will have more than 15 years of experience making an impact on the senior living, skilled nursing or home care fields and be at a level lower than vice president or its equivalent. Whether as a community/facility administrator or executive director; or as a director of nursing, health/wellness or activities; or through some other position, nominees must have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the senior living and care industry through their accomplishments. Rising Stars: Candidates must be aged 40 or fewer years or have fewer than 15 years of experience in the profession. Also, they must have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the senior living and care industry. Their achievements/accomplishments may include, for example, managing a project, developing a campaign or contributing to the field via research or thought leadership.
McKnight’s Spirit Award: This award will recognize inspiring caregiving and service provision efforts. Eligibility is open to women working in skilled nursing, senior living or home care who have demonstrated acts of bravery, courage, perseverance, dedication, determination — or other noble gestures. Multiple award winners will be chosen. The awardees will be celebrated in conjunction with the McKnight’s Women of Distinction program. Nominations for this award may be submitted at no charge.
McKnight’s Women of Distinction nominees must work in North America.
Nominations must be submitted and paid for online.
Women honored in previous years are not eligible for nomination in the same category this year.
Any person who identifies as a woman is eligible to be nominated.
All entries must be submitted and paid for online no later than Jan. 9, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
All information shared with McKnight’s Long Term Care News, McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Home Care as part of the nomination process will be considered part of the public domain and potentially will be included in the honoree’s profile and/or a program for the event celebrating the honorees.