23 XBE firms join CannonDesign Collective Volume 4


March 7, 2023

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We’re excited to announce the launch of the fourth round of the CannonDesign Collective, the heart of our firm's Inclusive Partner Program. This year, the 12-week, interactive program welcomes a cohort of 23 minority or women-owned firms to engage in an exciting opportunity to share knowledge, build relationships and develop professionally.

In this group of 23, 40% of participants are minority business enterprises (MBE), 17% of participants are women business enterprises (WBE), 17% are small business enterprises (SBE), 13% are minority and women small business enterprises (M/W/SBE), 8% are disadvantaged business enterprises (W/D/MWBE or DBE/MBE) and 5% are Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

The fourth cohort of the CannonDesign Collective includes:

The Inclusive Partner Program 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.

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More than 60 XBE firms have enrolled in the CannonDesign Collective since the program launched in 2021.