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Minnie Baragwanath, the Founder and CEO of the social change organisation

Tell a story with Linda Coles 4 December 2017

I am honoured to have as my guest Minnie Baragwanath, the founder and chief executive of the social change organisation Be.accessible, which is working to make New Zealand the most accessible country in the world. Minnie was diagnosed as a teenager with Stargardt disease, a form of macular degeneration and is legally blind, and in the past two years she has undergone intensive treatment for breast cancer. Since Be. Accessible’s establishment in 2011, Minnie has received recognition for the extensive work she has done over many years to promote conversation, awareness and real change in the accessibility sector. This year Minnie was a New Zealander of the Year finalist and a Women of Influence Award winner in the Diversity category . She is a recipient of the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award and a graduate of the Leadership New Zealand programme. What's more, Minnie was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Listen to Minnie's story.

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