WOMEN, HEALTH AND SPORT
Iberdrola, promoting women's sport
Through the 'Women, Health and Sport' initiative, Iberdrola has placed itself at the forefront of women's sport and is helping promote a source of positive values for a healthier, more equal and fairer society.
Promoting and supporting success stories of women's sport, fostering gender equality and promoting healthy habits from an early age are the main objectives of Women, Health and Sport, Iberdrola's contribution to the Women's Universe programme of the National Sports Council (CSD).
The Women's Universe programme seeks to raise awareness on the important role of women in society through the values of sport. Its first four ambassadors have been: Carolina Marín, Olympic badminton champion, Ona Carbonell, Olympic swimmer, Jennifer Pareja, former water polo player —who has been promoting this initiative hand in hand with Iberdrola since April 2017— and Sara Sorribes, tennis player. In addition, all participated in the Iberdrola campaign to raise the awareness on and put an end to gender violence.
By joining the programme, Iberdrola strengthens its commitment to the promotion of talent, effective equality and social development, which are some of the cornerstones of the company. The company supports important values, such as teamwork and overcoming challenges, which are materialised in different projects, with the purpose of strengthening the social and cultural side of sport and activating support for women's sport.
In line with all of these principles, Iberdrola is the first company to make a global pledge to fostering the participation of women in all areas of sport. Proof of our commitment was the event held at the Iberdrola Tower building —on the day before the 2017 General Shareholders' Meeting, held on Friday, 31 March—, between Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola and a group of twelve Olympic medal winners and top-level athletes representing the 10 Federations receiving the company's support.
Women, a great force of nature, are we going to miss this? Iberdrola promotes the role of women through sport in a way that no one has done until now.
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Iberdrola supports 10 sports federations, selected according to the extraordinary level of success achieved, the high participation rate, the existence of programmes to promote the sport at grassroots level and other social projects.
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This new sporting format is promoted by Iberdrola and held in different capitals of Spanish provinces to promote the role and presence of women in sport.
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