Women’s Business Enterprise


Authority: Women's Business Enterprise National Council
Certified: 2010

American Carton Company became a woman-owned business when controlling interest in the company was acquired by President/CEO Jana Harris and CFO Jenise Cox in 2009.

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.

WBENC’s national standard of certification is a rigorous process that has included an in-depth review of the business as well as a site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm that the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.