Sue Le Mesurier

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Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Kahungunu te marae
Ko Rakaipaaka / Rongomaiwahine te hapu
Ko Ngati Kahungunu te iwi
No Waipukurau, Haki Pei ahau
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I am a community support worker with Emerge Aoteoroa providing home based care for people with mental health challenges. I am also an expressive art therapist and incorporate this into my paid and voluntary work. I am in a new phase of my life seeking new challenges after recently returning to New Zealand. I am outgoing and adventurous and love meeting new people from different backgrounds, which has been an asset during my 30 years living and working abroad.

Everyone at some point in their life experiences access challenges but some more so and on a daily basis. As citizens we can highlight barriers customers and citizens face, and help our leaders understand that there is much work to be done before all New Zealanders can participate fully in public life. As leaders we can show empathy and understanding and be better informed in implementing the necessary changes to allow for full access for all. Leaders of the future need to champion diversity, have the courage to speak out and develop resilience. Diversity is a key enabler to achieving higher levels of engagement, creativity and innovation.