18 Mar 2017

Minnie Baragwanath - the battle for accessible healthcare

From Saturday Morning, 11:05 am on 18 March 2017

Minnie Baragwanath has played a leading role in effecting social change for New Zealanders with disabilities.

Minnie Baragwanath

Minnie Baragwanath Photo: Supplied

With roles that have included working in the media and community and policy development in local government. Legally blind, nearlyyBaragnearlymissed the most important letter of her life in August 2015 because of her visual impairment, stating that she was due for a mammogram. Finally diagnosed with breast cancer, she underwent a mastectomy and reconstruction and a host of complications.

Minnie Baragwanath

Currently the CEO of Be. Accessible, Baragwanath has received a Sir Peter Blake leadership award in NZ, has been a finalist in the Women of Influence awards in NZ, a recipient of the NZ Order of Merit and is one of ten finalists in the New Zealander of the Year Awards.

She'll be speaking at the inaugural Global Summit on Accessibility that will be held in Auckland, September 2017.