Congratulations Minnie Baragwanath – Blake Leader, 2013

Posted on 5 July 2013
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We are delighted with today’s announcement that Minnie Baragwanath, Chief Executive of the Be. Institute has been recognised for her extraordinary leadership this year by being awarded the highly prized, Blake Leader Award.  

Minnie is one of seven leaders named in this year’s Sir Peter Blake Trust Awards lineup along with Dr Lance O’Sullivan, a prominent Kaitaia-based GP; Louise Anaru, Principal of Flaxmere College; Dr Joe Harrop, Programme Director for the Sistema Aotearoa music programme; Beatrice Faumuina, CEO of BEST Leadership Academy and Nicola Ngarewa, Principal of Tamatea High School. – See more at:

The Governor-General, Lt. Gen. The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, and a host of New Zealand’s most celebrated leaders came together on Friday 5 July to honour six new Blake Leaders, and the 2013 Blake Medalist, at a glittering ceremony for the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards. – See more at:

Borderless has worked closely with Minnie, providing social change services (strategy, identity, brand, communications and marketing plan) since 2011.  Be. Accessible is a social change movement that aims to create a truly accessible society for every one of us in New Zealand. The benefits of accessibility impacts not just those of us who directly benefit from it; it is something that businesses, organisations, communities and our entire society can gain hugely from both socially and economically.

For more information about Be. Accessible, visit the website.