PNC Bank, Chip Ganassi Racing Launch Women In Motorsports

NC Bank and Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today the launch of Women In Motorsports Powered by PNC Bank with Chip Ganassi Racing, a new campaign to drive awareness and support for gender equality and economic inclusion for women in the workforce. The initiative includes a thought leadership video content series showcasing female industry leaders and an internship designed to accelerate career pathways in motorsports for women.

Scott Dixon. Penske Entertainment: Chris Jones

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.

“While women continue to make inroads in careers dominated by males, such as motorsports, tech and finance, much work remains in achieving greater access to highly skilled jobs and equal pay,” said Debbie Guild, PNC head of Enterprise Technology and Security. “Cultivating opportunities to build out the next pipeline of female innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders is critical to closing the economic gender gap. We all recognize that a diverse workforce can spark innovation in the workplace and influence economic inclusion for all. This program shines a light on this business imperative.”

Through a unique video series, the Women In Motorsports campaign will highlight women in the CGR organization who have excelled in the field of motorsports. 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 college 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 higher education institution in the U.S. and includes a 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 participants by April 1, 2022. For more information or to apply, visit

“Teaming up with PNC to launch Women In Motorsports reflects our commitment to help advance opportunities for women in the sport,” said Chip Ganassi, CGR team owner. “We’re excited 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 specialized skills in areas such as racing operations and engineering to information technology and athletic training, to name a few.”

Guild leads a broader corporate effort at PNC to champion equitable opportunities for women in the workplace. She, alongside other PNC and Chip Ganassi Racing representatives, will participate in unique Women In Motorsports-themed initiatives, chiefly in cities hosting the INDYCAR race circuit. These will include special events and other opportunities to engage audiences with the interns, CGR female staff, and CGR driver and six-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Scott Dixon.

“We have the capabilities and resources of a big bank, but our Main Street Bank model allows us to be intentional in how we impact the communities where we live and work. We believe that acknowledging, respecting and supporting women’s ambitions, goals and priorities helps drive financial equality. It’s a philosophy that we’ve been focused on for more than 20 years,” said Guild.

PNC’s long-standing support for women and female financial decision-makers is evident across the organization, from a dedicated platform for 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 through 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 to help prepare high-performing female employees for leadership roles.

PNC also recently launched a purpose-driven initiative, Project 257sm: Accelerating Women’s Financial Equality to help close the 257-year 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 move forward financially.

PNC has been a partner of CGR since 2013. The relationship has expanded over time, with PNC becoming the primary sponsor of the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda driven by Dixon, who holds the record for the most wins among active INDYCAR drivers.

Women In Motorsports Internship Information

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to by March 22, 2022. Chosen applicants will be notified on or around April 1, 2022. 

Internship Description 

  • The CGR Indianapolis shop is based in Park 100 on the Northwest side of Indianapolis. From this shop, we run four IndyCars, two IMSA DPi sports cars and an Extreme E electric off-road racer.

According to your abilities and our requirements, you could be placed with any one of these programs within a department such as engineering, racing operations, information technology, athletic training, or other (e.g. technical or operational).

Potential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Work closely with assigned department and managers to complete tasks.
  • Take the assigned project(s) through from initial stage to completion.
  • Collaborate with departments across the organization, as needed.
  • Participate in additional internship events and attend races, as required.

Role- and department-specific duties and responsibilities will be shared and reviewed upon selection into the Internship program.



  • Must be enrolled in courses focused on engineering, automotive mechanics, computer science, fitness, sports management, or similar major.
  • Must have at least a 3.5 GPA.
  • Must live in Indianapolis area or willing to relocate for the course of the program.
  • High attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to meet deadlines and coordinate multiple activities required.
  • Able to work independently at times and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Intermediate level experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be able to work as a member of a multi-disciplined team.
  • Able to communicate and work effectively with all levels of a large team structure.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to by March 22, 2022. Chosen applicants will be notified on or around April 1, 2022.

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