Iberdrola is committed to women, to gender balance and to non-discrimination. We go all in when supporting the empowerment of women in business and society.
Under the slogan Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 World, in 2021 International Women's Day celebrated the huge efforts being made by women and girls the world over to achieve a more egalitarian future and overcome the effects of the pandemic. Iberdrola group, which assumes as its own the challenges of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 5 (gender equality), one more year put its weight behind this event as part of its commitment to equal opportunities.
On the occasion of International Women's Day, celebrated on the 8th of March, Iberdrola group — which takes on the challenges of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal number 5 (gender equality) as its own — has brought together female and male employees of the company, as well as great athletes, to ask them about their vision of the role of women in society today. These are the actions and initiatives developed by the company to contribute towards equal opportunities.
At just 22 years old, Stefy Navarro has become one of the exciting young talents in international parkour. Her effort and perseverance, along that touch of madness she acknowledges that she has and needs, have made her a national trailblazer and an example for the coming generations of women who want to take up this sport.
Susana Rodríguez never had it easy. She was born with 5 % vision in one eye and 7 % in the other, but today she is not only one of the best Paralympic triathletes in the world, but she has just finished her training as a resident doctor. With only a few months to go before the, hopefully this time, Paralympic Games in Tokyo, she tells us what her last year has been like, both when she was wearing her white coat and her triathlon suit.
Sport, originally the exclusive domain of men, has changed throughout history thanks to the milestones reached by women. Some were victims of discrimination, but their fight and their achievements set a precedent and they became an inspiration for many others. Interest in women's sport has grown in recent decades, but there is still much to be done before true equality is reached.