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  • Semi-finalists announced for 2017 New Zealander of the Year New Zealander of the Year Awards website

    23 February 2017

     
    Minnie is announced as one of the semi-finalists for 2017 New Zealand of the Year awards.

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  • 2017 New Zealander of the Year NZ of the Year

    22 February 2017

     
    Minnie has been nominated for 2017 New Zealander of the Year. 

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  • Innovation can help create an inclusive society for disabled Kiwis Brad Flahive, www.stuff.co.nz

    14 February 2017

     
    New Zealand could be missing out on nearly $12 billion by not employing Kiwis with access needs.

    That is the message from social change agency Be. Accessible who estimate one in four New Zealanders, including older people, have a disability of some kind.

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  • Blind ambition: Brave Minnie's mighty battle Women's Day

    23 January 2017

     
    Brave Minnie's mighty battle and why her recovery was harder.

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  • Steve Ellingford and Jonathan Armstrong: The business case for accessibility Steve Ellingford and Jonathan Armstrong, www.nzherald.co.nz

    22 September 2016

     
    Businesses have an opportunity to increase their customer base and create goodwill within their community, without having to spend a lot of money. They can do so by embracing the concept of 'accessibility'.

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  • Blind breast cancer sufferer says health system fails those most vulnerable Shabnam Dastgheib, www.stuff.co.nz

    5 August 2016

     
    A blind woman undergoing treatment for breast cancer says the health system is failing its most vulnerable patients.

    Be. Accessible chief executive Minnie Baragwanath received a diagnosis of breast cancer last year after her first mammogram at 45.

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  • Tedx Auckland

    1 August 2016

     
    Click here to see Minnie's Ted Talk.

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  • The Palms shopping centre recognised for accessibility efforts Tao Lin, www.stuff.co.nz

    17 July 2016

     
    The Palms Shopping Centre in Christchurch has become a first-class disability-friendly organisation.

    Social enterprise Be Accessible assesses organisations on how accessible they are for people with disabilities and recently awarded The Palms centre with the highest standard possible: platinum.

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  • Leadership Week: Be Accessible leaders talk leadership as navigators Tao Lin, www.stuff.co.nz

    8 July 2016

     
    In celebration of Sir Peter Blake leadership week, social enterprise Be Accessible looks at what it means to be a leader.

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  • Leadership week: Be Accessible explain leadership as a disruptor Tao Lin, www.stuff.co.nz

    8 July 2016

     
    Going against the norm and thinking outside the square are part and parcel of leadership as a disruptor.

    In this third and final video for Sir Peter Blake leadership week, those taking part in Be Accessible's leadership programme discuss what it means to them to be a disruptive leader.

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