Green Room Communications Receives WBENC National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification

BOONTON, NJ  (March 29, 2016) – Green Room Communications, a specialty agency focused on healthcare public relations, creative design and media strategy, is proud to announce that the company has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). The certification recognizes women-owned businesses that demonstrate entrepreneurial excellence, service and leadership.

The WBENC national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth financial, administrative and organizational review of the business and a site inspection. The certification process is designed to ensure the business is at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier and vendor diversity programs.

“Green Room is honored to receive certification as a women-owned business,” said Karen Qualter Carolonza, Managing Partner, Green Room Communications. “The certification is a wonderful milestone in our company’s history and will allow us to better serve our existing and prospective clients by helping them meet their vendor diversity requirements.”

“It is an honor to receive the WBENC certification and to be recognized in our industry as women business owners and leaders,” said Deborah Nettune Sittig, Managing Partner, Green Room Communications. “This award not only recognizes the contributions women make in terms of building businesses and supporting commerce across the country, but also acknowledges the important role women play in sustaining a diverse workforce.”

With a diverse client base in pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries, Green Room creates and supports career growth opportunities for women in communications in STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering and math. Its unique, non-hierarchical skill-based agency model ensures support for changing client needs and provides a competitive business edge. The company fosters career opportunities for women through a strong communications internship program.

In 2014, Carolonza and Sittig were selected among the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs of New Jersey (LWE).


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

About Green Room Communications

Green Room takes traditional communications in a new direction. Our five divisions – Green Room Public Relations, Green Room Solutions, Bridges Advocacy, Green Room Creative and our dedicated team of media specialists at Q Communications – cover the complete span of communications needs. We are passionate about our work. From public relations and social media strategy through stakeholder engagement and creative design, Green Room’s new school approach puts clients’ programs in a class of their own. Our philosophy is simple. We build nimble teams with the specific skills and chemistry to match the individual needs of our clients, and deliver smart, efficient solutions to drive business and produce results that exceed expectations.

Media Contact:
Candace Disler
Green Room Communications
973-263-8585 x228