Robyn Stone, DrPH
Robyn Stone, DrPH, is a 2021
Woman of Distinction. An awards
presentation will honor her and
other winners tonight.

The third annual 2021 McKnight’s Women of Distinction Awards and Forum is taking place today and Wednesday.

Tonight, the awards presentation, recognizing women in senior living and skilled nursing, will begin at 6:45 p.m. ET. Receiving honors will be one Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, 19 Hall of Honor inductees, 15 Veteran VIPs and 17 Rising Stars. McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior Living are holding the two-day event.

Preceding the awards ceremony this evening will be a 5:30 p.m. ET roundtable discussion about workforce lessons from the pandemic featuring four McKnight’s Women of Distinction. Participating on the panel will be Lori Alford, chief operating officer of Avanti Senior Living; Robin Bradley, chief operating officer of American Health Partners; Kimberly Green-Yates, chief operating officer of Diakonos Group; and Alicia Hartnett, director of healthcare and assisted living for Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant. McKnight’s Senior Living Editor Lois A. Bowers will moderate.

Then on Wednesday, the McKnight’s Women of Distinction Forum will offer three live webinars during which attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to three CE credits. The first forum session will be “Addressing pandemic challenges with success” at 11 a.m. ET. “Finding success in increasing diversity and inclusion” will start at 12:15 p.m. ET. The third session, “Secrets to career success,” will start at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Registration, which is free, covers both the awards presentation and Wednesday’s McKnight’s Women of Distinction Forum. Attendance at all events is not required. Find out more and register at

The McKnight’s Women of Distinction program is jointly administered by McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Long-Term Care News. The program’s Diamond sponsor is PointClickCare, and the Roundtable Sponsor is Paycor.

This article originally appeared on McKnight's Senior Living