Women In Motorsports
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In 2022, PNC Bank and Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) collaborated to launch Women In Motorsports Powered by PNC Bank with Chip Ganassi Racing. The campaign was developed to drive awareness and support for gender equality and economic inclusion for women in the workforce. The initiative focused on showcasing female industry leaders and an internship designed to accelerate career pathways in motorsports for women. Women In Motorsports brings an additional educational component to PNC’s active sponsorship with CGR, by providing a platform to fuel dialogue about the increasing importance of women as decision makers and influencers with employees, customers and race fans across the country.
Applications for the 2024 Women in Motorsports internship will open on September 1, 2023. Stay tuned for more information.
We’re extremely proud to continue making steps toward gender equality in our sport,” said Team Owner Chip Ganassi. “It is vital that we maintain a welcoming environment where every individual has an equal opportunity to make an impactful contribution toward reaching our goals. We’re honored to share this vision and advance this program together with PNC Bank.
The students are immersed in on-site learning and career-development experiences during the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. They have the opportunity to work closely with race team managers and department leaders to assist on vital projects and collaboration with departments across the organization to assist with the team’s racing functions, such as racing operations, engineering to information technology, athletic training and more.
“Our strategy is based on the idea that when young women see more role models in traditionally male dominated fields, it may be easier to believe that they too can make a meaningful impact on that field - and the data shows that teams with meaningful representation of women create more innovative solutions faster than non-diverse teams,” said Debbie Guild, PNC head of Enterprise Technology and Security. “We know that creating a community of support, such as what PNC and CGR are doing with this intern program, is a simple yet effective way to tell these women to stick with motorsports, and demonstrate to them that it is an exciting and rewarding career for women, just as much as it is for men. We look forward to seeing how these women make a difference in the future of motorsports.”
The Women In Motorsports program is the latest collaboration between CGR and PNC Bank, building on a relationship which began in 2013. PNC is committed to accelerating women’s financial equality not just through the Women in Motorsports program, but also their Project 257SM initiative. Project 257SM is aimed at closing the economic gender gap that at its current pace, would take women two-and-a-half more centuries to economically catch up to men. Visit PNC.com/women to learn more about how PNC is tackling this challenge.
For media inquiries or questions contact WIM@ganassi.com.
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