About

  • Advancing the voices of Australian women
  • Platform for social good
  • Championing diversity
  • Engaging speakers & events

Women’s advocacy platform Engaging Women has been propelling Australian women since 2011.

We elevate the voices of women through highly respected content platforms, an all-women speakers offering, networking and activism for social good.

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.

We have recently supported events including:

  • 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.
  • Respect Victoria’s official launch, August 2018
  • Women in ICT event National Press Club in Canberra

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their diverse social, cultural and intellectual histories by collecting and preserving Australian publications and unpublished collections—in print and digital forms—so that they can be enjoyed by current and future generations.”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?

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Martine Harte, a diversity 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 Engaging Women to advance the voices of women and girls when there was little like it in the space.

She was an on air reporter for Network Ten for more than a decade, reporting, presenting the news.

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.

Her work has been featured on CNN, BBC, and every Australian network.

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.

Social Impact

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.

1/ WHITE RIBBON AUSTRALIA

“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.

2/ FAIR AGENDA

“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.

3/ WILL MURRAY TRUST –  NATALIE BELL

“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.

4/ STRENGTHENING FAMILY CONNECTIONS – NAOMI ARNOLD

“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

Values

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

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

Work with us

Martine Harte is founder of Engaging Women, a platform for social good.
She is a dedicated voice in the advancement of women & girls. Contact martine@engagingwomen.com.au.

Learn more about her here and connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.