Sterling Earns Certification as Woman-Owned Business

North Sioux City, S.D., April 29, 2021 – South Dakota-based IT company Sterling has achieved certification as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC), one of three certifying bodies approved by the Small Business Administration (SBA). According to the NWBOC, “Certification ensures that a private, for-profit company is truly owned and controlled by a woman.”

This certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations, representing America’s most prestigious brands, in addition to federal, state, and local government agencies. The distinction was conceived to address the long history of under-representation of women in enterprise and specifically in the awarding of government contract work.

“We are honored to be officially designated as a Woman-Owned Enterprise,” stated Jean Moore, owner of Sterling. “Our goal is to employ great people while also being committed to diversity and inclusion. Forty-seven percent of our employees are women (despite lingering stereotypes that a high-tech industry would be disproportionately male), and more significantly, 46% of Sterling’s management-level and highly compensated positions are held by women. That is personally very gratifying.”



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For almost two and a half decades, Sterling Computers has been helping to address customers’ most complex IT requirements. An award-winning value-added reseller plus (VAR+), Sterling offers a simplified IT experience and a single point of contact for the federal government, the public sector and commercial businesses. Headquartered in North Sioux City, South Dakota, with satellite offices elsewhere, Sterling leverages elite teams across its organization and its superior partnerships to assess, design, implement, and manage long-term scalable IT solutions. From client to cloud, Sterling delivers a unique value that exceeds customer expectations.


Sterling Contact Patricia Bornhofen, Corporate Communications, Marketing


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