The Marble Institute of America (MIA)+Building Stone Institute’s (BSI) Women in Stone awarded its first-ever Women in Stone Empowerment Scholarship to Jessica Lussier of Granit Design.

The Women in Stone Empowerment Scholarship was created to help women gain a better understanding of different sectors of the industry.

“The Empowerment Scholarship is designed to provide an opportunity that otherwise may not be accessible to women in the industry,” said Kim Dumais, Women in Stone co-chair. “The scholarship offers a unique opportunity to be personally guided, mentored and exposed to all aspects of our industry.”

As the winner of the scholarship, Lussier will receive an all-expense paid trip to The International Surface Event 2017, where she will shadow industry professionals and participate in education sessions and networking events, including the MIA+BSI Awards Luncheon.

“I’m extremely grateful and plan to make the most of this opportunity and share my experience with my colleagues,” she said. “Continuous growth is extremely important in this industry and Women in Stone is giving me a great opportunity to do so. This is the perfect opportunity for a go-getter, which is what the women in the stone industry are.”

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