Be Update June 2018

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News from the Land of Be: June Newsletter

This month we recognize the incredible achievements and milestones met by those in our Be. Whanau! Despite the winter blues, we’ve seen people take leaps into the unknown, and recognize their true potential through a barrier-free lens of possibility. We’ve seen deep reflections about what leadership means, and the possibilities that can come from courageous conversations, empathy and curiosity. You’ll read all about this in the June edition of our Be. Newsletter.


Feature Story

Minnie’s Study Tour Part 1: History, culture and leadership in Italy

Minnie’s global study tour kicked off in beautiful Italy, where she explored Florence with a fully inclusive and access-focused tour company, before travelling to Tuscany to be part of Margaret Wheatley’s Warriors of the Human Spirit Leadership Retreat. In this piece, Minnie talks about her experiences and learnings from Italy.


Be. Employed

Hannah Shepard is making waves at the Department of Conservation. Starting off as an intern, Hannah is now a full-time employee! She writes about her thoughts here.



Be. Leadership

Our 9th Be. Leadership Programme is fully underway, and the participants are already feeling the shift in thinking and sense of community. Participant Kirsten Taylor reflects on the third session here, hosted in Wellington.



Be. Welcome

Auckland Breast Centre has shown what is possible when we approach challenges with curiosity and compassion. Having received a Gold rating in 2017, co-founder and Fab 50 member Erica Whineray-Kelly has written an opinion piece about why accessible healthcare is key. Read it here



Be. Brevities

Minnie’s focus this month has been all about women in business. She gave three presentations to Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand in both Auckland and Wellington, to more than 500 women.



Access win of the month:

We’re are so excited for Be. Alumnus Gerri Pomeroy for being added to the New Zealand Order of Merit. We spoke with Gerri last year about her leadership journey. Read it here.



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