#72 Minnie's a Winner!

Be. is in celebration mode after Minnie was named a Blake Leadership Award winner on Friday night.

Our chief executive was named one of New Zealand’s most inspiring leaders at a ceremony marking the start of the annual Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Week. Minnie was honoured as a Blake Leader alongside former world discus champion Beatrice Faumuina, South Auckland music programme director Dr Joe Harrop, Northland GP Dr Lance O'Sullivan, and Hawkes Bay school principals Louise Anaru and Nicola Ngarewa.

Receiving her award has been overwhelming for Minnie. "I need time to digest it," she says, "but right now I feel like it is an invitation to deepen my work and the work of Be."

"It feels like another beginning and this is very exciting! I also feel a great desire to acknowledge all the amazing people in my life and the many people who make up this wonderful social change movement called Be.!"

As for the team at Be., we are absolutely chuffed that our chief executive has been recognised as the extraordinary leader she is!

Congratulations, Minnie, on an honour richly deserved.