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Rocket Pro TPO – the wholesale lending division of Rocket Mortgage -- is looking to highlight women in the mortgage and racing industry through its latest partnership with Paretta Autosport, the first-ever entrant in the Indianapolis 500 that is female-owned, female-driven and largely female crewed.
Rocket Pro TPO will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 16 Chevrolet in the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 30th. The race car will be piloted by Simona De Silvestro.
The core focus of the partnership is to amplify women in the mortgage and racing industry through the newly launched “Rocket Accelerator” program, which will start with a multimedia initiative, showcasing female leaders who are thriving in both industries, according to a press release.
Rocket Accelerator will be an ongoing campaign from both organizations to improve access to employment in mortgage and racing, increase the availability of mentorship opportunities and build a strong sense of community within Rocket Pro TPO’s broker partner network.
“We are both huge proponents of highlighting the power of women, while also using technology and speed to be the best at what we do,” said Beth Paretta, CEO/team principal of Paretta Autosport.
On Track With Women
“It is an honor to be able to use the Indianapolis 500 to highlight and amplify the important role that women play in our industry, in our company and in independent mortgage brokers’ offices all across the country,” said Austin Niemiec, executive vice president of Rocket Pro TPO. “Rocket Accelerator will be a central focus of our business as we look to expand opportunities and access for female brokers, while also creating educational programs for the next generation to give them the keys to unlocking their full potential with a robust career.”
“We all need to have our pedal to the metal and win in our respective industries. At the same time, this isn't about crossing the finish line first, it is about lifting up others and helping them get there too,” said Stacey Van Roosendaal, president and CEO of Sundance Lending, a Rocket Pro TPO broker partner. “Women can play a significant role in driving these industries to a better place. It is important we support and cheer for our professional sisters wherever they work.”
Paretta Autosport’s formal entry into the 2021 Indianapolis 500 was recently accepted. The team is an extension of the INDYCAR series’ “Race for Equality and Change” announced last July to broaden equality in the sport.