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 supports hockey development with the Investec Hockey Academy, which helps to produce champions in South Africa," says Danni Dixon, Investec South Africa marketing head.
"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 and individual female golfers.
"We create opportunities to support women in sport to be more internationally competitive by creatin platforms to compete with the best and help them through biases that stand in their way of success, such as prize money earning.” 

Investec Hockey Academy

Investing in women's hockey

At Investec we believe in partnering for opportunity. Through initiatives like the Investec Hockey Academy and St Mary’s Investec Hockey Festival we provide opportunities for young women to reach their sporting potential and in doing so, raise the profile of women’s sport. 

Ongeziwe Mali<br>South African women’s hockey player

At 18 years old, Ongeziwe Mali was the youngest player in the South African women’s hockey team at the 2018 World Cup.

Sasha Dikotla<br>Investec bursary recipient, St Mary's Hockey Foundation 2019

Finding confidence through sport

Lejan Lewthwaite<br>Investec sponsored pro golfer

The golfer from Benoni with her sights on winning a major

Stacy Bregman<br>Investec sponsored pro golfer

The Investec order of merit winner wants to help other young women get into the game.

Nicole Garcia<br>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.