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.

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.

WE PROMOTE SPORT AND EQUALITY

Carolina Marín.

Supporting women's sports

Iberdrola supports the stars of women's sport and promotes women's sport at all levels: school, amateur and professional.
SuperA Awards.

Iberdrola SuperA Awards

The group rewards the best initiatives launched in Spain to promote equality and women's empowerment through sport.
Sandra Sánchez.

Creating role models for women in sport

The company launches the Future Is in You initiative, in which elite athletes share a training day with a young athlete in their discipline.
Women's Universe Tour.

Raising awareness of the role of women in sport

Iberdrola and the National Council for Sport promote the Women's Universe Tour to encourage the presence of women in the world of sport and recognise their successes.
STEM careers.

We encourage women in STEM careers

Iberdrola has numerous initiatives to increase the number of women who pursue STEM careers as a way for women to develop professionally.
SDG 5.

Committed to SDG 5

The group works to achieve the goal set by the United Nations for gender equality and the empowerment of all girls and women.
Diversity and Inclusion.

Diversity and inclusion, our strategic priority

At Iberdrola, we carry out strategic actions to guarantee diversity and inclusion and work towards a fairer and more egalitarian society. Download our Diversity and Inclusion Report.