SOLD advisory panel
Why is community involvement important?
Sometimes we can get caught up in our own world and ourselves, so we have a responsibility to contribute overall to the bigger picture, and this can also be rewarding in many ways. To give back and help someone you don’t know who may be less fortunate than yourself is a very enriching experience and feeds your soul.
Why do you think it is important across all industries to provide more opportunities for women?
Women have so much to contribute. They are often the main carer as well as a money earner. We need to raise the profile of women and celebrate who they are both in and out of work with the understanding that you can both have your own business and be a mum.
What do you consider a healthy lifestyle?
Having a work life balance. You need to be able to give to yourself, and not feel guilty about it, in order to give to others. For me, that’s time out to go for a run for an hour; being ok with rolling things over to the next day at work and being in the moment when you spend time with family.
At the age of 38, Mary Degetto was widowed with two young boys and left to run the Natloans – Finance and Leasing. Since then, Mary has successfully grown the business, raised her boys into happy teenagers and continues to keep a healthy work life balance.
Although Mary successfully completing a Bachelor and Economics at Monash University, her greatest education has been learning on the job, not being afraid of hard work and believing in herself. This is what has assisted her in being one of the most awarded vehicle and equipment brokerages in Australia, particularly in a very male dominated sector of this industry.
Natloans has won AFG Vehicle and Equipment Broker for Victoria and/or Nationally for 5 years running. Mary has also been Commercial Broker Finalist in the 2015 MFAA Awards and Australian Broker Finalist for Asset Finance Broker (2015).