PAVING THE WAY: EQUALITY THROUGH SPORT
Paving the way to equality through sport
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More than two decades ago, Iberdrola paved the way towards clean energy and took the first steps towards a more sustainable and responsible energy model. Now, the company is also paving the way to equality through sport. We have been promoting women's sport for years as a way of improving the recognition of women in society and promoting their empowerment and autonomy.
Iberdrola paved the way for clean energy. And now, it is also paving the way to equality through sport.
Carmen Valero paved the way for many other sportswomen, just as Iberdrola is a pioneer in promoting equality through sport.
THE PATH IS MADE BY WALKING
Carmen Valero was the first Spanish female athlete to take part in the Olympic Games at Montreal 1976. She paved the way and many other sportswomen have followed in her footsteps: Sandra Sánchez, Carolina Marín, María Vicente, Miriam Casillas, Teresa Portela, Desirée Vila and many more.
Similarly, Iberdrola was a pioneer for its commitment to renewable energies and also in promoting equality through sport. The company sees women's sport as the ideal vehicle for improving gender equality, one of its core values. Which is why, in July 2016, it became the first company to make a global commitment to promoting women's participation in sport, thanks to its partnership with the National Sports Council through the Women's Universe programme.
Today, Iberdrola is the main promoter of women's sport in Spain. It supports 16 federations with more than 300,000 sportswomen belonging and gives its name to 23 top level leagues and 35 other competitions. It is also an equality partner of the Spanish Olympic Committee and supports Olympic and Paralympic sportswomen in their race to Tokyo.
The company also promotes women's sport in all areas (school, amateur and professional), contributing to creating new points of reference in society and encourages healthy habits from an early age.