Women in Iberdrola and women in society

The Iberdrola group marked International Women's Day with an event in which eight professional women from different backgrounds shared their experiences and discussed the challenges they currently face in the work environment and how to attain effective equal opportunity in this area.

On the occasion of International Women's Day, which is celebrated on 8 March every year, Iberdrola organised an event in which eight women from different sectors took part to share their experiences as professionals: how their careers have evolved, the difficulties they have had to face, the support they have received and the barriers they have succeeded in overcoming. They also exchanged views on and debated the current state of equal opportunities in the workplace and the challenges faced by society and organisations in moving forward in this area.


The event was divided into two panels. The first, called Women in Iberdrola, brought together Inés Macho, vice chair of the Board of Directors of Iberdrola; Ángeles Santamaría, CEO of Iberdrola España; Nuria Soto, Head of Offshore Operations and Maintenance with Avangrid Renewables, which belongs to the group's US subsidiary; and Stephanie Lozano, sales executive for Major Accounts and leader of the Smart Mobility project of Iberdrola España in the Sales area.


The second panel, entitled Women in society, was formed by Carolina Marín, Olympic badminton champion, three-time world champion and four-time European champion; Itziar Lamiquiz, doctor in biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology; Captain Rocío González Torres, a fighter pilot in the Spanish Air Force and member of the Patrulla Águila (Eagle Patrol) aerobatic demonstration team and the first woman to pass out first in her year; and Tamzin Townsend, one of the most renowned theatre directors in Spain.

This event was just one of a number of different initiatives that the Iberdrola group carried out as part of International Women's Week.

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