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D-backs for Change
Mission

D-backs for Change is an Arizona Diamondbacks’ business and community initiative that seeks to level the playing field for our Team Players and community members by: (i) making an unequivocal commitment to improving organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion, and putting a robust plan in place and taking the necessary steps to do so; and (ii) seeking to improve the lives of those who have been and continue to be disadvantaged as a result of systemic social injustice, such as racism, sexism, homophobia and discrimination of all kinds.

D-backs for Change Council

The D-backs for Change initiative is led by the D-backs for Change Council, which is comprised of well-respected Team Players who reflect a balanced representation of the business, as well as those who represent a broad range of internal affinity groups. Council members provide insight and information that is reflected in the organization and beyond, and work side-by-side with the organization’s leadership to ensure alignment of the organization’s business, cultural, community and diversity and inclusion strategies.

D-backs for Change Council Members

Josh Barfield

Josh Barfield

Debbie Castaldo

Debbie Castaldo

Noel Guevara

Noel Guevara

Derrick Hall

Derrick Hall

Mike Hazen

Mike Hazen

Nona Lee

Nona Lee

CMaxey

Cullen Maxey

Amilyn Pierce

Amilyn Pierce

Josh Rawitch

Josh Rawitch

Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh

Jacara Ware

Jacara Ware

Mentorship Program

Mentee Eligibility

Must be an Arizona resident at least 18 years of age or older and current college junior, senior, or post-graduate student. Must self-identify as a diverse student pursuing a career in the sports and entertainment industry.

Diverse candidates include but are not limited to:

  • BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color)
  • LGBTQ+
  • People with Disabilities
  • Women

Program will include:

  • Informational interviews, job shadowing opportunities and workplace visits
  • Goal setting & accountability
  • Professional & personal development (networking crash course & more)
  • Resume & cover letter assistance
  • Interview coaching & mock interviews (telephone, virtual, in-person)
  • Preparation for fall job fair, internship, and part-time/full-time opportunities
  • Quarterly meetings and networking opportunities with all Program mentors and mentees in this program.
Team Player Resource Groups
Circle of Success
We back the Black Community
We back the Hispanic Community
We back the LGBTQ+ Community
We back the Native American Community
We back Women