• Advancing the voices of Australian women
  • Platform for social good
  • Championing gender equality through activism
  • A leading voice fighting for change


Women’s advocacy platform Engaging women has been fighting for change for Australian women since 2011.

It elevates the voices of women through publishing, an all-women speakers offering, networking, activism and giving women from diverse fields a platform.

It’s a site of trusted content, an engaged community and helps drive the conversation that gender equality is vital.

Engaging Women contributes its expertise towards gender equality and diversity events for Australian small business, big business and government.

Recent gender equality events include:

  • Vic Gov ‘Women@Work Conference.’
  • WorkSafe Victoria’s ‘Women at Work’ series.
  • City of Melbourne’s 2017 ‘Women in Business’ lunch at Melbourne Town Hall.
  • Bayside Women’s ‘Press for Progress’ event.
  • ACS Diversity in IT breakfast at ACMI.

It has played a significant role pushing for more women and girls in STEMM.

The National Library of Australia selected the Engaging women interview library for its archives.


“We don’t collect every Australian website but select with an eye for content… The Library aspires to enable Australians to understand their diverse social, cultural and intellectual histories by collecting and preserving Australian publications and unpublished collections—in print and digital forms—so that they can be enjoyed by current and future generations.”

National Library of Australia.


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Who started it?


Martine Harte, a women’s advocate, who was awarded a prestigious Melbourne Press Club Gold Quill Award for excellence in journalism, a Logie award nomination and is judging this year’s Telstra Business Woman of the Year awards.

Described by The Age as, “An ideal general for this growing female army,” Martine uses new media to challenge thinking around the rights of women and girls.

She founded the digital platform Engaging Women to advance the voices of women and girls when there was little like it in the space.

Media appearances include: as a guest on ABC radio’s Conversation Hour, radio 3AW, Network Ten, featured in The Age newspaper and online, Sky News, News Limited and she has moderated many business panels including an event at Australia’s National Press Club with guest speaker Minister for Women Michaelia Cash.

Martine brings specialist knowledge on diversity and gender equality communication and is regularly called upon to co-ordinate events for small business, big business and government agencies.

She is a respected voices in the gender equality conversation.



This platform was founded on the notion that we can all spark change for good.

Engaging Women is committed to its social purpose.

Engaging Women’s not-for-profit ‘Ambassadors for Good Program’  supports women and children in crisis and elevates the voices of purpose driven women.


On behalf of White Ribbon we thank the women in the engaging women community for their exceptional contribution to the White Ribbon Campaign.

It’s been a pleasure working with you and the campaign bears witness to the input of so many wonderful people, you all amongst them!

Eliza Arrowsmith, White Ribbon Australia.


We’d like to thank the Engaging Women network so much for their support.

With your help our community will be stepping up our campaigns in 2016 — working together to: ensure every woman has access to the service support she needs to escape her abuser, defend paid parental leave from the new attack announced this week; and to put fairness and equality for women on the election agenda.

Renee Carr, Founder Fair Agenda.


Congratulations on what I heard was a great night and raised a fantastic amount toward helping Will.

It’s fantastic that you and others have gone to the trouble to organise and run this night. I know it is greatly appreciated by us the Trust Committee but also I say a big Thank You on behalf of Will and the Murray family.

Justin Crough, Will Murray Trust Committee.



On behalf of the SFC clients and their families I would like to say a big thank you to organising the fund raising event and the donation to SFC.

We have been able to give out the gift cards this week and families were so grateful and many cried. They also wanted me to pass on their thanks and they were very happy.

Some said that they had not been able to buy much for Christmas and with the voucher it would make the world of difference.

Barbara Robinson, Strengthening Family Connections Supervisor

Livingstone Shire Council, Yeppoon, QLD





Read more about the Engaging Women journey, thanks to Fairfax here The Age, Spectrum Magazine. 

Our Ambassadors for Good are passionate women across Australia who get their colleagues and friends together and hold an event to assist women and children in need.

Find out more about our not-for-profit Ambassador program here


Engaging Women MC’ing Hagar Foundation Lunch to Liberate. From left: General Manager Pacific Magazines Jackie Frank, Martine Harte, actor Rachel Griffiths and Ambassador for Women and girls Natasha Stott Despoja.


Join our not-for-profit  Ambassador program here  

Apply at: info@engagingwomen.com.au

Read more about the Engaging Women journey, thanks to Fairfax here The Age, Spectrum Magazine.