Martine Harte is a dedicated voice fighting for change for Australian women.
She elevates the voices of women through publishing, an all-women speakers offering, networking, activism and elevating the stories of accomplished women from diverse fields.
Martine founded the platform Engaging Women, when there was little like it in the space, to drive the conversation that gender equality is vital for our progress and encourage more women to step into public life.
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 ‘Striving for gender parity’ breakfast at ACMI.
Martine has played a significant role pushing for more women and girls in STEMM and technology.
She was invited to moderate a National Press Club ACS event on the topic.
Speakers included the then Federal Minister for Women, and guests represented Sydney University , Male Champions of Change, business, industry and top tech firms.
Martine was awarded a prestigious Melbourne Press Club Gold Quill Award for excellence, a Logie award nomination for journalism and judged the 2017 Telstra Business Woman of the Year awards.
Described by The Age as, “An ideal general for this growing female army,” she uses new media to challenge thinking around the rights of women and girls.
Hon Natalie Hutchins MP
Minister for Women Victoria, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence
“Thank you for your contribution to the Women@Work Conference. The conference was a wonderful success. It brought together representatives of the public and private sectors in the shared goal of gender equality in Victorian Workplaces. It also led to 25 organisations undertaking the Victorian Government Gender Equality Pledge.
City of Melbourne’s 2017 ‘Women in Business’ lunch at Melbourne Town Hall.
“The luncheon was a tremendous success. Your professionalism was outstanding and your contribution to the panel discussion kept guests both engaged and entertained throughout the event. We are confident that everyone left the event feeling inspired.”
Craig Eloranta. City of Melbourne.
The National Library of Australia selected Engaging Women to add to its digital collections citing its cultural value.
“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.
Martine has played an active role in encourage more women and girls in STEMM. Moderating panels at the National Press Club in Canberra and lending her expertise to Telstra.
She was selected for Telstra’s influencer program in 2013.
In June 2018, Martine drove a ‘Press for Progress’ event in collaboration with the Office of Tim Wilson MP in Bayside Melbourne.
She hosted the all-women panel and designed the first ‘Lifetime achievement award’ which went to 97-year-old Lesley Falloon OAM for her leadership.
It is now set to become an annual event and raised funds for Our Watch.
After more than a decade as a journalist, Martine responded to the changing media landscape by diving in head first; founding the digital platform to share the voices of women when there was very little like it in the space.
The platform also raises funds to fight family violence through its ‘Ambassadors for Good’ program.
It a wide reach across social media and a strong subscriber base.
Interview with The Age, Spectrum magazine 2017:
“The Martine Harte story has now become very much a new-media journey.
Harte told her readers that Engaging Women was not going to be about “the usual suspects” but would harvest the insights and wisdom of female CEOs, corporate leaders, scientists and many others. The Age, 2015
Martine offers her communication services pro bono several times a year to causes supporting women and girls including Hagar Australia
Thank you so much for the outstanding job you did as MC for Lunch to Liberate. You were engaging, warm, smart, articulate and always in control.
We truly couldn’t have asked for a more perfect MC for the day and we felt very lucky to have you!
Jo Pride, CEO Hagar Australia
Martine was engaging, weaving her message of equality, empowerment and respect through her personal narrative. Students and staff present were both entertained and educated – a pleasure to hear, perfectly pitched and something that every school community should hear.
Head of senior school – male.
Engaging Women also provides a vehicle for women to spark change through its Ambassador program. It helps raises money for family violence outreach, including several events raising thousands of dollars for Our Watch.
The promotion of these events also sends a message through popular culture that violence against women is wrong. Engaging Women seeks to find new ways to send this message through creative promotions of events.
Rosie Batty, Australian of the Year, is featured in the Engaging Women library.
Find out more about our Ambassador program here
Fairfax feature The Age, Spectrum Magazine.
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