Our Vision
Provide resources and opportunities to recruit, retain, and advance women in the stone industry.

Our Mission

  • Expand on existing MIA+BSI educational offerings by developing topics specific to women's needs.
  • Increase peer networking opportunities by coordinating venues to connect and learn.
  • Develop a system of support and mentorship with other women in the industry.
  • Create opportunities for women to serve on key industry committees.
  • Recognize emerging & experienced women who excel in the industry.
  • Create awareness of opportunities and career paths available to women considering careers in the stone industry.
  • Work with the MIA+BSI Board of Directors and other MIA+BSI committees to achieve these goals.

Our Purpose
Serve MIA+BSI's vision of being an essential partner in their members’ success.

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Register for the Women in Stone Mentorship Program

The 2017 Virtual Mentorship Program will begin in May. Industry veterans will be paired with newcomers, and will guided through conversation topics to help them get to know each other and their respective career goals. Registrations are being accepted now through April 10, 2017. To get involved, please fill out the registration form and return to sarah@naturalstoneinstitute.org

Mentorship Overview

Mentorship Registration


Join A Subcommittee

If you would like to join a Women in Stone subcommittee and be eligible to apply for the Steering Committee in the following year, please fill out a Call For Candidates form.

Call for Candidates


Apply for the Empowerment Scholarship

The Women in Stone Empowerment Scholarship includes an all-expenses paid trip to one of the following industry events: TISE, Coverings, or MIA+BSI Study Tour. The 2017 Application Form will be available soon.

Nominate a Colleague for the Pioneer Award

The Pioneer Award will recognize an advocate within the stone industry for their role in recruiting, retaining and advancing women. The 2017 Nomination Form will be available soon.




Coverings 2017:

Women in Stone Mentorship Program Presents: “Define Your Personal Brand”

Friday, April 7, 8:30-11:00am

Join Women in Stone with guest speaker Lucy Sorrentini for a discussion and workshop on developing your personal brand. 

What do others say about you when you are not in the room? Is your brand known within and across your networks? These are but a few of the many questions we will discuss during this workshop. This special event will take you on a journey to discover a unique and authentic personal brand. We will provide strategies, best practice techniques, and tools for establishing your elevator pitch - and we won't just stop there. We will give you time to create and practice your pitch within and across your networks. Come join us in discovering the power in your brand! 

During this session attendees will learn about the Women in Stone Mentorship Program and be able to sign up for the next phase that will kick off in May.    

Click here to register for Coverings


MIA+BSI Annual Convention

We look forward to seeing many of you at the MIA+BSI Convention in Daytona Beach, Florida, April 1-4, 2017.  Women in Stone will be hosting a Speed Networking event led by Kathy Spanier (Coldspring) during this event on April 3. Learn more about the event here


MIA+BSI Study Tour, Indiana- September 10-13, 2017 - TBD


TISE 2018, Las Vegas- TBD






Wine & Stone
You can host a local Wine & Stone event at your facility. Find out how!


Registration Form

For a list of upcoming events, click here

"I am inspired by MIA's WIS initiative. It marries all of my passions: helping other women, talking about natural stone, networking, and representing my Walker Zanger family. MIA has been critical to my success in the industry, particularly through the development and tools of the CEU program. So in the words of Sheryl Sandberg, I say it is time to cheer on women who want to sit at the table. What would you do if you weren't afraid?"
Allyson Humphries
Sales Director - A&D, M S International







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