The Melbourne Comedy Festival Director

Interview with Susan Provan — Melbourne International Comedy Festival Director .

I’ve been lucky to have some great mentors who I can chew that fat with and a great network of friends, it’s amazing to sit and have a cup of tea with friends to help you figure things out. Susan Provan.   … Continue reading


New month, new opportunities to get out and about. We’ve compiled a snapshot of activities to ensure a cracking August!   Melbourne Women in Business lunch @ Melbourne Town Hall. Facilitated by Engaging Women founder Martine Harte.   Date Thursday 24th … Continue reading

The Foundation for Young Australians CEO

Interview with Jan Owen — CEO Foundation for Young Australians.

We think about jobs as a kind of jungle gym now, not a ladder. You need very different skills and capabilities to cope. Jan Owen, AM.   Jan Owen knows a thing or two about preparing our young people to thrive in the new … Continue reading

About the Engaging Women platform

About Engaging Women.

Engaging women elevates the voices of Australian women and girls through publishing, mentorship and advocacy. We share insights and wisdom from some of the most accomplished people in the nation. It’s a site of trusted content, community, inspiration, and a video series. The … Continue reading


Interview with Kemi Nekvapil

Our new video content is all about sharing strategies and techniques to enable more women to embrace their voice in Australian society. It’s not just for business women or aspiring women leaders, it’s for artists, makers, scientists, sportswomen, professional mums, no matter what stage … Continue reading

The Squarewave CEO

Interview with Jacinta Carboon

Society is missing out on the brain power and contribution of women. Everyone is too scared to really be disruptive. I think we need to be disruptive. Jacinta Carboon Squareweave CEO   Jacinta Carboon has been pushing gender equality for … Continue reading


Joan Kirner Young Emerging Leaders Program how to apply   I had the opportunity to meet the late Joan Kirner and was the recipient of her words of wisdom on several occasions. I’m not at all surprised a Young and Emerging Leaders Program … Continue reading

The art of finding your window of opportunity

Interview with Sara James

I think one of the things I’ve always remembered is the old, ‘If there’s not a door, there’s a window.’ Sara James Emmy award-winning journalist.   Sara James is an author, Emmy-award winning journalist and commentator who covers Australasia for … Continue reading

The art of speaking out

Interview with Sara James

A global survey on the status of women in the news media shows our position in the workforce has changed little in fifteen years. We have made small progress into some key editorial positions yet it’s still rare to find women … Continue reading