WITH WOMEN'S SPORT
Proud to support sports stars
Iberdrola group has been promoting women in sports for three years now. They are breaking records, overcoming new challenges and, with the support from all of us, are unstoppable. Meet them!
Iberdrola has extended the agreement which made itself the main driving force behind the Universe Woman program of the High Council of Sports (CSD). The purpose of this agreement is to nurture and develop women's sport as an instrument for recognising women's importance in sport and in society.
In 2016, Iberdrola became the first company to make a global commitment to encourage women's participation in sport under the same conditions as men. As things currently stand, the company supports 16 federations (gymnastics, triathlon, rugby, canoeing, badminton, football, hockey, volleyball, table tennis, athletics, karate, boxing, surfing, ice sports and fencing), lending its name to 22 leagues, all at the top level, and to other 35 competitions.
The agreement has increased the number of federated members in these 16 disciplines by 24%, which in 2018 reached 316,514. The company also contributes providing the necessary infrastructure in terms of facilities, transport, medical services, referees and other technical support.
WOMEN'S SPORTS SUPPORTED BY IBERDROLA
The rise of Spanish football is unstoppable. The Primera Iberdrola teams include both Spanish and foreign high-level women footballers. And the Spanish national women's team, which is supported by our company, is now considered one of the best.
Iberdrola promotes the League and the Spanish national women's rugby team. The rise of our lionesses has been spectacular: they are champions of Europe and are attracting increasing support in the stands. They have become a benchmark for young women who come to play this sport.
In Spain, there are nearly 50,000 federated gymnasts of whom more than 45,000 are women. The figures speak for themselves: women are the queens of gymnastics in this country (over 92%), which has accumulated a track record of first-rate international successes for decades. The company and the Spanish Gymnastics Federation have created the Iberdrola Circuit to promote and popularise artistic gymnastics in Spain.
The Spanish Triathlon Federation was one of the first to be sponsored by Iberdrola by signing an agreement with the Spanish National Sports Council (CSD) as part of the Universe Woman program. It is one of the most influential disciplines in our country, and one of the most egalitarian.
Since 2016, Iberdrola has been the main sponsor of the Royal Spanish Handball Federation and the Spanish women's national team, which is already a benchmark in the European and World Championships of this sport.
Athletics is one of the sports disciplines with most female participation. With the agreement between Iberdrola and the RFEA comes the start of the new League and Iberdrola Queen's Cup, which is a tremendous boost for this sport.