Nadene Barretto

Ambassador Newcastle/Hunter Valley

Mentee

Managing Director, Eight Recruitment

"I have always been surrounded by strong women (Mum and Nan in particular) however, given the times they grew up in, they were not fortunate enough to be given the opportunities that Women Entrepreneurs are given today. Having 3 young children (2 very strong little women on my hands) I am very passionate about showing them that if you believe in yourself, work hard and stay focused on your goals, you can do it, and Jo’s mantra of 'if she can I can' is something I find myself repeating on a daily basis!"

Nadene founded her businesses with her husband Stephen Barretto, and the business was named Eight Recruitment for is guaranteed rate of 8% on all permanent placements. Eight Recruitment is an Australia wide company, who are reinventing the competitive recruitment industry with an efficient business model, delivering quality candidates across the construction, finance, law and health industries.