PITTSBURGH, March 8, 2022 – PNC Bank and Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) today announced the launch of Women In Motorsports Powered by PNC Bank with Chip Ganassi Racing, a new campaign to raise awareness and support for gender equality and to the economic inclusion of women in the workforce. The initiative includes a thought leadership video content series featuring female industry leaders and an internship designed to accelerate motorsport career paths for women.
Women In Motorsports brings an additional educational component to PNC’s active sponsorship with CGR, providing a platform to fuel dialogue about the growing importance of women as decision-makers and influencers with employees, customers and racing fans. Across the country.
“While women continue to make inroads into male-dominated careers such as motorsports, technology and finance, much more needs to be done to gain better access to high-skilled jobs and wages. equal,” said Debbie Guild, head of PNC, Enterprise Technology and Security. “Creating opportunities to create the next pool of female innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders is critical to closing the economic gender gap. We all recognize that a diverse workforce can drive workplace innovation and influence economic inclusion for all. light on this commercial imperative.”
Through a unique video series, the Women In Motorsports campaign will highlight women in the CGR organization who have excelled in motorsport. These women include: IMSA engineer Danielle Shepherd, INDYCAR engineer Angela Ashmore and INDYCAR mechanic Anna Chatten.
Additionally, CGR will facilitate the inaugural Women In Motorsports internship program engaging a select group of female students in on-site learning and career development experiences during the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. The internship is open to eligible women attending a university, college, or other institution of higher learning in the United States and includes paid stipend and academic credit, where applicable. The application portal opens at 9 a.m. ET, March 8, and closes at 5 p.m. ET, March 22. Chip Ganassi Racing will select the cohort and notify entrants by April 1, 2022. For more information or to apply, visit www.wim. chipganassiracing.com.
“Teaming up with PNC to launch Women In Motorsports reflects our commitment to help advance opportunities for women in sports,” said CGR Team Owner Chip Ganassi. “We are delighted to highlight the achievements of our team members and share a behind-the-scenes look at their contributions to this championship organization, which will hopefully help pave the way for female students to develop specialist skills in areas such as race operations and engineering to information technology and sports coaching, to name a few.”
Guild leads a broader corporate effort within PNC to champion equitable opportunities for women in the workplace. Along with other representatives from PNC and Chip Ganassi Racing, she will participate in unique women in motorsport themed initiatives, primarily in cities hosting the INDYCAR racing circuit. These will include special events and other opportunities to engage the public with trainees, female CGR staff and CGR driver and six-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Scott Dixon.
“We have the capabilities and resources of a major bank, but our Main Street Bank model allows us to intentionally impact the communities in which we live and work. We believe that recognizing, respecting and supporting the ambitions, women’s goals and priorities help foster financial equality. It’s a philosophy we’ve been focused on for more than 20 years,” Guild said.
PNC’s long-standing support of women and female financial decision makers is evident throughout the organization, from a platform dedicated to women’s business development to nearly 4,000 PNC-certified women’s business advocates active in their communities and committed to providing valuable resources for business development. This support is also demonstrated by Women Connect, PNC’s internal employee business resource group with more than 11,000 members; Men As Allies, a program through which male employees support the advancement of their female colleagues; and Women’s Leadership Development, a program that helps prepare high-performing female employees for leadership roles.
PNC also recently launched a goal-oriented initiative, Project 257nm: Accelerating women’s financial equality to help close the 257-year-old economic gender gap identified by the World Economic Forum’s 2020 Global Gender Gap Report. This focus embodies PNC’s commitment to making a positive difference by leveraging the power of its resources to help all get ahead financially.
PNC has partnered with CGR since 2013. The relationship has grown over time, with PNC becoming title sponsor of the #9 PNC Bank Honda driven by Dixon, which holds the record for most wins among INDYCAR drivers. assets.
Chip Ganassi has been an integral part of the motor racing industry for over 30 years and is considered one of the most successful and innovative owners in motorsport. Today, his teams include four Honda cars in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, two Cadillac Dpi in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and a GMC Hummer EV in Extreme E. In total, his teams have 21 championships and more than 230 wins, including four victories in the Indianapolis 500, eight Rolex victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and victories in the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ganassi has state-of-the-art facilities in Indianapolis, home to INDYCAR, IMSA and Extreme E teams, and headquarters in Pittsburgh. For more information, visit www.chipganassiracing.com.
PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of the PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and a local offering of personal and business banking services, including a full range of loan products; specialized services for businesses and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For more information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.
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