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