Be Update August 2020

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August news from Be. Lab

It's been a busy time over here at Be. Lab this month!

Read on below to find out about how we're supporting the 36th America's Cup to be an accessible event, and meet the first person to be awarded a grant from the newly launched Possibility Fund, supporting access innovation right here in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We're also on the lookout for job-seeking access citizens to join our Talent Shop candidate pool, and for an experienced Relationship Manager to join the Be. Lab Talent team.
Remembering Mark Bagshaw
A headshot of Mark Bagshaw wearing a suit and smiling at the camera
It's with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Mark Bagshaw - one of the original Trustees of the Be. Institute. Mark was a pioneer of the accessibility movement and played a pivotal role in shaping Be. Lab's approach to social change. He will be greatly missed and our deepest thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.

Read Minnie's tribute piece to Mark here.
Join our team: Relationship manager at Be. Lab

Our highly successful Talent team is looking for an additional Relationship Manager extraordinaire - someone who wants to make a real difference in the world and who is passionate about accessibility for all.

You will be a highly experienced individual with a proven track record in recruitment, outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain quality relationships with leading employers throughout New Zealand and the diverse talent pool of access citizens that leads to meaningful employment.

Applications close this Friday 4 September.

Find out more and apply here
Looking For: Job Seekers from the Access Community

Are you an access citizen on the lookout for a permanent job opportunity? We'd love to hear from you!

Be. Lab's Talent Shop matches talented access citizens with outstanding permanent employment opportunities throughout New Zealand. Our programme has placed individuals in meaningful roles at pioneering tech startups, leading health and community organisations and more.

Learn more about the support provided to candidates and apply to join our talent pool here.
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Making the 36th America's Cup accessible to all 

Be. Lab is delighted to be working with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) on the 36th America’s Cup to ensure events in Auckland are inclusive and inviting to people of all ages and access needs.

We’ve shared some top tips for Auckland businesses on ATEED’s recently launched Race Ready for Business website to help them be as accessible as possible – take a look and get started today!
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Be. Leader awarded $30k Possibility Fund grant
Arash Tayebi has become the first person to receive a grant from the newly launched Possibility Fund, set up by Be. Lab founder Minnie Baragwanath in partnership with Perpetual Guardian to support access innovation and entrepreneurship in New Zealand.

Arash is a Be. Leadership alumnus, an access entrepreneur, and a Be. Lab business that has worked with our Talent Shop to hire an access citizen into their team. He's the embodiment of Possibility and we're incredibly proud to have him as part of our community! 

Read more here
Arash Tayebi smiling and posing next to a superimposed version of the sign language avatar he has created


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