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  • Be Accessible bridging employment gap for students with disabilities Tao Lin,

    5 April 2016

    Finding employment for Waikato University graduate Michael Campbell has been more challenging than it would be for most.

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  • Focus on abilities NZBusiness Magazine

    1 March 2014

    Jacob Mills who works at Sport Taranaki as sport development advisor for Parafed Taranaki, sees Be. Employed opening new doors for people with disabilities and providing new found confidence for both businesses and people living with disabilities to work hand in hand.

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  • Recruiters see upside NZBusiness Magazine

    1 March 2014

    Recruiters Kerridge & Partners, encourage businesses to shift their focus from the perceived difficulties or barriers to the upside -  employees with disabilities can be great leaders, sources of inspiration for those around them and can add to the quality of the workplace.

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  • Ready, willing and able NZ Business Magazine

    1 March 2014

    The Be. Employed initiative aims to educate employers on the real value access (disabled) employees can add to their business. NZBusiness caught up with Be.Institute CEO and social change advocate Minnie Baragwanath to learn how they're waging war on mindsets.

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  • Be. Employed envisions equal opportunities for all with Idealog (

    6 December 2013

    Social change enterprise Be. Accessible has launched a new initiative in the form of Be. Employed, which hopes to tackle an ugly truth: more than 60 percent of New Zealanders with a disability are unemployed, about 10 times the national average, according to the Centre for Social Research and Evaluation.

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  • Radio NZ's Nine to Noon show with Kathryn Ryan

    3 December 2013


    Listen to Minnie Baragwanath being interviewed by Kathryn Ryan on Radio NZ's Nine to Noon show on the recently launched Be. Employed and the importance of accessible employment in NZ.

    Listen here.

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  • New look at working with a disability with Nadine Chalmers-Ross, Breakfast TV, TVNZ

    28 November 2013

    This morning, Minnie Baragwanath, did a stunning interview on TVNZ's Breakfast TV with Nadine Chalmers-Ross about the launch of Be. Employed - our newest Be. programme!

    Be. Employed is a member driven employment programme that invites employers to learn, share and shift their own employment practices in order to tap into the wealth of opportunity in the access employment market. Be. Employed will officially be launched this afternoon at a cocktail event held at AUT Business School.

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