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lumenomics CEO Receives Full Wells Fargo Scholarship for the Tuck School of Business

Updated: Aug 22, 2018

“This is the perfect birthday gift - an opportunity to gain more knowledge to shape a path of success for lumenomics. I am so excited.”
- Marti Hoffer, Founder & CEO of lumenomics

lumenomics CEO, Marti Hoffer, has been selected for a full Wells Fargo Scholarship attending the Tuck School of Business this November. The program focuses on building a high-performing diverse business, with emphasizes on strategy implementation to drive results, leverage the value chain, and improve the bottom line for small and diverse businesses.

As stated on Tuck School of Business website “the program is designed for owners of diverse business who are committed to advancing their business capabilities. A curriculum mixing strategy and operations helps these owners leverage the value chain to full advantage. Participants also explore financial statements to understand better how to improve cash flow and increase profits.”

Since the founding of lumenomics in 2009, Marti has been continuing challenging and improving herself and lumenomics through continuing education. While operating lumenomics, Marti completed her Executive MBA at Seattle University and obtained her contractor license in California and Oregon. After attending many Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) conferences supported by Fortune 500 Corporations, it became clear that lumenomics needed to offer more than window coverings to provide a larger purchase for supplier diversity initiatives. This motivated Marti to pursue further education by obtaining her Lighting Certified (LC) credentials through the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), to better position lumenomics as a natural lighting company that provides total solutions for corporations’ illumination needs.

Not only is Marti improving herself as the Founder and CEO, she has also been encouraging all employees at lumenomics to pursue their LC credentials. Today, lumenomics has a strong team with LC experts who can partner with architects, interior designers, lighting designers, and engineers to facilitate lighting designs that start with natural light.

As a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE), lumenomics adds value to company and project's diversity initiatives as a tier I or tier II supplier. As Marti expressed, this is an opportunity for lumenomics to continue marching on its path to success and ultimately achieve its mission to maximize natural light in designed spaces where people work, live, and play.

About Wells Fargo Scholarship Fund for Diverse Businesses

On March 1, 2017, Wells Fargo announced the Wells Fargo Scholarship Fund for Diverse Businesses in collaboration with the Tuck School of Business. With $100,000 to fund 24 scholarships for the Tuck School of Business Minority Business Programs, certified minority, women, veteran, LGBT and disabled owned business entrepreneurs will be able to attend Tuck.

Tuck’s Minority Business Program started in 1980 and is the oldest program designed to develop diverse business owners at an academic graduate business school. Since its inception, more than 7,000 business owners have participated in the programs.

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