Melbourne MC Martine Harte

Martine Harte is a dedicated gender equality advocate, who was awarded a prestigious Melbourne Press Club Gold Quill Award for excellence, a Logie award nomination for journalism 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.

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.

Find out more about her ‘diversity roundtable’ offering:

She founded the digital platform Engaging Women to advance the voices of women and girls through publishing, mentorship and advocacy, the site is now collected by the National Library of Australia for its cultural value.

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

She has been named an influencer by Top ASX companies, is a mum-of-three and was most recently a regular commentator on Sky News Australia.

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Photo – Martine Harte MC’ing Hagar Australia ‘Lunch to Liberate’ September, 2016. Photo – Paul Muir.

Jewish Care Friends of Montefiore annual brunch


Unbelievable, everyone loved the talk and thought she was outstanding , they loved her appearance, manner of speaking and the natural way in which she spoke.

She was a big hit!

Delysia Pahoff OAM, Jewish Care


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




International Women’s Day QandA for ACS Victoria with Telstra Vic Business Woman of the Year Cyan Ta’eed and Jacinta Carboon.


Martine has moderated panels including:

ACS Victoria’s Women in ICT ‘Striving for Gender Parity’ event.

She hosted a National Press Club ‘Women & Girls in ICT” summit alongside Australia’s Minister for Women Michaelia Cash.


From left, General Manager Pacific Magazines Jackie Frank, Engaging Women founder Martine Harte, Academy Award nominee Rachel Griffiths and Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls Natasha Stott Despoja.

Engaging Women uses its platforms as a vehicle to raise awareness and money for women and children in crisis. In doing so, it spreads the message that violence against women is not on.

Engaging Women won  a ‘White Ribbon Australia’ award in 2015.



Another event raised thousands to support women in crisis and promoted the good work of Fair Agenda.

The Engaging Women platform also offers other change-makers an opportunity to make an impact through the ‘Ambassadors for good’ program.


Read more about Engaging women here: The Age, Spectrum Magazine. 


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