The Iberdrola Group, of which Neoenergia is part, has a long history of supporting projects that promote female empowerment. With more than 330,000 athletes supported in several countries, the company is the biggest supporter of women in European sports.
In 2016, in agreement with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, it became the main driver of the program Universo Mujer, an integral plan for the development of women and their personal evolution within society. Iberdrola also stands out as the main partner-sponsor of the Women's National Team, the U-19 and U-17 Teams, the Queen's Cup and the First Division of Women's Soccer - the Iberdrola League.
In 2019, it renewed its commitment to the project, and continued to offer support to different national federations. There are 16 women's sports federations supported: athletics, badminton, handball, boxing, ice sports, fencing, soccer, gymnastics, hockey, karate, rugby, canoeing, triathlon, ping-pong, surfing and volleyball.
The project was recognized as the Best Women's Soccer Initiative at the latest edition of the World Soccer Summit.
Among the many prides of the project, some recent achievements have gained prominence around the world:
Supporting sport is a strategic way to boost self-esteem, gain confidence and generate idols. In Spain, the number of female athletes increased by 32% in the first three years, and the sport is more competitive than years ago.
The stars become references for other women and girls, creating a virtuous cycle of female empowerment. The Universo Mujer Program has already helped more than 20 thousand athletes, and the "Mujer, Salud y Deporte" program, in 2018, reached 80 thousand people.
Like the Iberdrola Group, Neoenergia reinforces its commitment to promoting talent, gender equality and social development, which are pillars of the company. Its support for values such as teamwork and overcoming difficulties is shown through different projects.
In 2021, the company became the first exclusive sponsor of the Brazilian Women's Team. Sponsorship also extends to the U-19 and U-17 teams and to the national championship – the Brasileirão Neoenergia de Futebol Feminino.
In its corporate teams, the company currently has 43% women, with 44% of the Executive Board being female. The goal is for the percentage numbers to be even more expressive in the coming years.
Discover Neoenergia's projects in the Promotion of Gender Equality.