Inspire – Women of Dartmouth Stories

Making History in Major League Baseball

Less than a decade after graduating from Dartmouth, where she majored in sociology and played on the varsity softball and baseball club teams, Bianca Smith joined the Red Sox as a minor league coach—the first Black woman in history to reach that goal. But Smith refuses to see herself as a trailblazer, insisting that she’s just doing what her parents, also Dartmouth grads, advised. “Find what you’re passionate about, what makes you wake up in the morning,” they told her. 

Click below to listen to Bianca’s episode.

Shared with permission of Dartmouth and Jennifer Avellino, host of the 50 for 50 Storytelling Project. Click here to learn more about the Project and to listen to all of the episodes.

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