Employee Resource Groups
In 2017, the MLB Central Office launched its Employee Resource Groups (ERG). MLB established employee resource groups to provide employees with a forum to gather with other employees who hold common interests, identities and/or social issues.
The ERGs support the league's business objectives by fostering business development, serving as a valuable support mechanism, creating a forum for career development opportunities and promoting cultural awareness. The nine ERGs that were created include the following: Athletes to Executives, Asian ERG, Black Professionals ERG, Home Base ERG, MLB H.Y.P.E., MVP ERG, MLB PRIDE, MLB Women and SOMOS ERG.
Athletes to Executives
The mission of Athletics to Executive is to provide a platform and resource for former athletes to gain access, sustain value and navigate advancement within Major League Baseball and the sports business realm.
The mission of the Asian ERG at Major League Baseball is to establish and grow a community of individuals who (1) identify with or are interested in Asian and/or Asian-American culture, (2) are interested in baseball/softball activities, and (3) want to increase support, mentoring opportunities and baseball/softball awareness and education for all participants.
MLB Black Professionals
The mission of MLB Black Professionals ERG is to promote DEI practices by fostering employee dialogue, allyship and community service in order to collectively address issues impacting Black communities internal and external to the organization.
MLB Home Base (Working Parents) ERG
The mission of MLB Home Base ERG is to establish Major League Baseball as an industry leader with respect to company policies and activities that positively affect the work-life balance and facilitate the success of all employees.
MLB H.Y.P.E. (High-Potential Young Professional Employees)
The mission of MLB H.Y.P.E. is to provide a platform for young professionals to grow in the baseball industry and form inter-generational dialogue to create an outlet for Major League Baseball to review initiatives engaging young and diverse audiences.
The mission of MLB PRIDE is to foster a network of support for LGBTQ+ employees and allies. To enhance relationships with community partners and to advance initiatives key to the success of Major League Baseball.
MLB Women ERG
The mission of the MLB Women ERG is to cultivate an inclusive environment that inspires women to advance their leadership potential through networking, mentorship and collaboration. We strive to inspire women to succeed and excel both professionally and personally.
The mission of SOMOS ERG is to enhance MLB's efforts in the Latino community by providing opportunities for employee engagement, professional development and community involvement.
Military Veteran Professionals
The mission of the Military Veteran Professionals ERG is to cultivate a community centered around those who have served in the U.S. military as well as any MLB employees who has family and/or friends who have served or a general appreciation of the service U.S. military, veterans have provided and consider themselves allies.