Women in sport
Through sponsored initiatives in the ‘women in sport’ arena, Investec is committed to championing the conversation around gender – aimed at shining a spotlight in supporting sportswomen on their rise to the top.
Investec is focused on two women's sporting codes namely, hockey and golf.
We partner with the St Mary’s Investec Hockey Festival, which gathers the country’s top hockey schools each year to promote and grow South African women’s hockey.
Women’s golf is bolstered by Investec through our sponsorship of Investec South African Women’s Open, the Investec Order of Merit Award, and the continued support of three individual female golfers.
"We create opportunities for South African sportswomen to be more internationally competitive by creating platforms to compete with the best. We hope to help them through biases that stand in their way of success, such as prize money earning,” says Peta Dixon, head of Investec Sponsorships.
Investing in women's hockey & golf
At Investec, we believe in partnering for opportunity. Through initiatives like the St Mary’s Investec Hockey Festival and the Investec South African Women's Open we have provided opportunities for young women to reach their sporting potential and in doing so, raise the profile of women’s sport.
Lejan Lewthwaite - Investec sponsored pro golfer
The golfer from Benoni with her sights on winning a major
Stacy Bregman - Investec sponsored pro golfer
The Investec order of merit winner wants to help other young women get into the game.
Nicole Garcia - Investec sponsored pro golfer
Ranked 47 in Europe, Nicole can't wait to get back to the Ladies European Tour, after a tough two years beset with injury.
Women on the rise
Read more inspirational stories from Investec women on the rise in business and education.