Be Update April 2018

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News from the Land of Be: April Newsletter

One of the reasons for Be. Accessible’s incredible reach and success is the dedication by our Fab 50 members.

The Fab 50 are a network of influential leaders who are working alongside Be to build an accessible Aotearoa. These wonderful individuals are role models, champions, and courageous innovators. They are our support crew and our friends. The Fab 50 magnify the impact of our work, and demonstrate the powerful role high-profile leaders can play in generating social change.

The Fab 50 embrace our programmes and philosophies in their own places of work. They offer us their services, their financial investment, and their encouragement. And they act as spokespeople, thought leaders, and access ambassadors.

The best way to understand how our Fab 50 generate social change is to read their stories! Below, you can find examples of how three of our leaders – Steve Ellingford, Erica Whineray-Kelly, and Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala - are using their visibility, social capital, resources, and powerful networks to help us shift Aotearoa from disability to possibility.

We are also full-steam ahead with our 2018 Be. Leadership Programme. Click here for our Session 2 reflection piece, and Part 2 of Be. Alumni Suzanne Cowan’s blog series on dance and accessibility.

Article 1: Tauranga’s Accessibility Champion Steve Ellingford

Steve Ellingford, Centre Manager at Bayfield Shopping Centre and Fab50 member, has been recognized by many for his commitments to various movements. His creativity and willingness to be bold are just 2 of the reasons we at Be love working with Steve. Read more about his journey here…,-bayfield-shopping-centre

Article 2: Accessing healthcare: Erica Whineray-Kelly’s journey towards possibility

Fab50 member Erica Whineray-Kelly made healthcare that much more accessible when she committed to and achieved a Gold rating at the Auckland Breast Centre last year. Find out more about how Erica and ABC are championing accessible healthcare.

Article 3: Sudesh and Sudima’s rise to the peak of possibility

 Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala and his team at Sudima have been committed to accessibility ever since they started their journey with Be. Accessible. From care packages for assistance dogs, to supporting leadership development, their creativity knows no bounds.,-sudima-group


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