Catherine Dealy


Tell us a little bit about yourself?

Catherine_Dealy_187.jpgI am a 33yo and a mother of 4, ages 9,7, 4 and1. I have a degree in Business Management which I put into when my husband and I purchased Nathalia IGA 10 years ago. I am also the landlord of Yarrawonga BWS and have shares in Dennington Shopping Complex and both Maiden Gully and Howlong IGA. I have belonged to many groups and committees but the closest to my heart is Legacy, for the past 12 years I was the youngest president ever in Australia and the first female in the group, for the past 4 years I have been the secretary. I also have a child with Aspergers and therefore I help at the school every Friday.

What's the inspiration behind what you do?

It has always been a dream of mine since I was 12 years old to own and operate multiple IGA stores. I have one for now and I am waiting for the opportunity to fulfill my dream.

Do you have a role model or a person that has inspired you throughout your life?

I don't have a one person role model, I have many people that influence my life. If I admire a quality a person possess I will instil changes into my life to gain that quality.

Where do women sit in the greater global picture?

I believe that in parts of this world it is disgraceful and unconscionable where women sit. We are very lucky to live in Australia where women are treated as equals and success is celebrated whether male or female. There are women in every sector of business and/or in personal lives kicking goals. Its very inspiring!!

If you were a hashtag what would it be?

#realHousewivesofNathalia  (LOL)