17 XBE firms join CannonDesign Collective Volume 2

Swapna Sathyan

February 8, 2022

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Building on the success of last year’s launch of the CannonDesign Collective, we’re thrilled to welcome 17 more XBE firms into the program. 

Over the next 12 weeks, leaders from these firms will join us for a two-way, active learning experience designed to build deep-rooted relationships. Here’s the firms joining us:

The CannonDesign Collective is the heart of our firm’s Inclusive Partner Program, which was created to strengthen partnerships with XBE firms by maximizing shared opportunities, sparking genuine collaboration, and providing fulfilling experiences for all involved. Each week of the Collective is focused on a different, business-related topic—from the future of professional services to strategies for winning new work, ideas for succession planning, and new approaches for social innovation, storytelling and more. The program also brings in speakers from client organizations to share their insights on what they look for in design partners. 

"XBE" encompasses small business enterprises, as well as minority-owned, women-owned, disability-owned and veteran-owned business enterprises.

CannonDesign Collective
A screen grab of one of the sessions from our first CannonDesign collective cohort, which included XBE firms from across the country.


  • Everything we created is designed to provide real value to our XBE partners. I’m incredibly excited to welcome our group of 15 firms to the CannonDesign Collective and to learn and grow alongside each of them. This is just the starting point—and my hope is that we’ll all have opportunities to do incredible work, together.

    Maggie Bailey Inclusive Partner Program Co-Leader