Boston While Black is a membership network for Black professionals, entrepreneurs and students – native or new to Boston – who are seeking connection and community. It is designed to provide a vital infrastructure for belonging; make space for Black experiences, community and culture; and help members “find their tribe,” grow their networks and enjoy the city. Started during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has grown to include young professionals, community activists, business leaders, creatives, politicians and some of Boston’s largest employers. Boston While Black hosts a digital community; small, intimate events; and a wide range of curated programming, including speakers, cultural experiences, neighborhood tours and town halls; it also provides access to leadership programs. BII Fund II invested in the network in 2023 to support its growth.