Women public speakers in Australia

Bring some of Australia’s most inspirational women right into your workplace or to your event or have us organise an event for you. 

Celebrate the 2018 International Women’s Day Theme of ‘Press for Progress’ contact us: info@engagingwomen.com.au to find out how.

Clients include:

City of Melbourne

WorkSafe Victoria

Jewish Care

ACS Victoria.

“Your professionalism was outstanding and your contribution to the panel discussion kept guests both engaged and entertained throughout the event.”

Craig Eloranta – City of Melbourne.


We bring the inspiration to you.

Latest feedback:

‘I’d like to say that I thought this morning’s breakfast went very well – in particular, the panel format produced an intelligent, relevant, flexible discussion and was so much better than the usual after-dinner speakers doing their standard corporate-circuit speeches. I did walk away inspired, I did take notes and I am planning to take action!’  Guest at ACS Gender Parity breakfast,  Zinc at Federation Square.


Martine Harte MC on www.engagingwomen.com.au

Women public speakers in Australia

MC, panel facilitator, social commentator on women’s rights


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 judged the 2017 Telstra Business Woman of the Year awards.

Described by The Age as, “An ideal general for this growing female army,” she is regularly called upon to co-ordinate events and speaking panels for small business, big business and government agencies.

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.

” I have had so much feedback on how natural and approachable you are as a speaker. People were inspired by your passion and history of working tirelessly on the topic of gender equality. ”

Melanie Cornelius – WorkSafe Vic

“Women at Work” event December, 2017.


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


Our line up of engaging speakers include:


Women in leadership


Jacinta has held executive careers with top ASX 200 companies for the past three decades.

She was National Manager of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards and Telstra Small Business Awards for five years.

She even helped market the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

An entrepreneurial thinker and innovator, she’s passionate about changing the game for women.

At NAB, Melbourne-based Jacinta held the position of Project Director, Women and Money – a national role created for her.

As co-founder and Director of Taking Care of Business & Me – she draws upon her expertise in strategy, leadership and business development.

Having already delivered a TEDx talk she’s primed to inspire females within your organisation.


  • Essential conversations
  • How to encourage more women in leadership
  • Immediate steps to elevate your career
  • The power of a sponsor or mentor
  • The leadership pipeline
  • What she knows now that she wished she knew in the beginning
  • Can we afford to ignore the female economy?
  • Flexible working strategy




How to engage girls and women in science


This multi award-winning cancer researcher has an incredible story to share.

A descendant of the Gunditjmara people in Western Victoria, she was the first person in her family to seek a university education and has worked with Nobel prize winner.

Recently awarded the Tall Poppy Science Award recognising the brightest young researcher in Victoria.

Misty is passionate about supporting women and indigenous Australians in science and encouraging every woman to fight for her dreams.


  • Designing the life you want
  • How sending an email led to working with a Nobel prize winner
  • Why science is an exciting journey for girls, teens and women
  • How a scientific approach can advance every career
  • Latest discoveries in the field of breast cancer research



How to nourish ourselves at work and home


Meg has built an excellent reputation as a highly knowledgeable, professional and approachable naturopath and holistic nutritionist.

This mum-of-two young girls walks her talk and has amassed a large following on social media and as a lecturer.

She’s written several e-books, most recently on the importance of gut health.

Meg holds a Bachelor of Health Science , Graduate Diploma in Education, Bachelor of Applied Psychology and is a warm and generous communicator.


  • The value in nourishing number one
  • Time-saving ways to nourish yourself at work
  • Eating for energy
  • Eating for stress – reduction
  • Gut health
  • Mindfulness at work



How to engage our girls as future leaders


Madeleine Grummet co-founded Girledworld, an edtech startup building a new generation of female leaders and founders.

An entrepreneur, innovation facilitator and startup mentor, Madeleine is a passionate advocate for building capability in the female leadership, startup and stem pipeline.

Armed with a Master in Entrepreneurship from the University of Melbourne, she’s an experienced speaker, facilitator and panel participant, and runs startup acceleration for corporates, budding entrepreneurs and early stage enterprise.

Madeleine uses evidence-based research and brings audiences together to challenge status quo.


  • Why closing the gender gap is everyone’s business, and good for the future of Australia’s economy
  • From ideas to actual: How to use creativity and diversity as an innovation driver
  • How to build effective, connected teams and embed values-led culture in the workplace
  • The power of active mentorship to build leadership capability, purpose and influence
  • How to think like an entrepreneur: Bringing Innovation, Design Thinking and Human Centred toolkits to the workplace
  • Why the education system is broken, and how we fix it with real world, industry-backed learning
  • How to make a real difference in the educational experiences and learning outcomes of girls


women public speakers in australia.jpg.

Female empowerment


Kemi is committed to shifting the way women feel about themselves and express themselves in the world.

She is an author and ICF credentialed life coach who has worked in the wellness industry for more than two decades.

As a regular media commentator who has been featured on ABC television, Kemi knows how to captivate a crowd.


  • The gift of asking
  • How to set boundaries
  • The journey to self love
  • The power of saying ‘no.’
  • Steps to personal empowerment



How to communicate with authority


Andrea Clarke can train your staff to nail their communication skills.

She’s a former foreign correspondent who has covered major news events for Al Jazeera English, the Pentagon Channel, the Seven Network and Reuters, including the US Presidential Election.

She also appears on Sky News Australia and Sky Business News as a guest commentator.

As Communications Director for Save Darfur Coalition – the largest grassroots advocacy movement in the world, Andrea excelled.

She is passionate about teaching women to speak with authority, influence outcomes, present with impact and manage difficult situations.

A quick wit ensures your audience will be left informed and entertained.


  • How to speak with authority
  • How to build confidence in 3 steps
  • Be the CEO of your career
  • How to recover from an epic hit to our career and personal life



How to build a winning digital strategy


Kylie has built a career coaching creative and entrepreneurial businesses keen to start, evolve or refine their approach to content marketing and social media in a fun, empowering and creative way.

She has a strong track record in giving brands a new direction.

A certified Executive and Wellness coach she also earned a Masters in eBusiness and Communication.

Kylie knows how to help create vision, build foundations and manage business as well as helping you embrace social media.


  • How to become more organised with your social media strategy
  • Content marketing
  • How to improve your digital strategy
  • Social media coaching
  • Personal productivity
  • How the digital world can build your business






At 81-years-old, Elizabeth has a zest for living which has inspired many.

Elizabeth pioneered modern dance in this country by establishing The Australian Dance Theatre despite conservative forces in the 60’s. Choreographer, teacher and performer, she’s often described as the high priestess of Australian Dance.

She still performs internationally, completed her PhD three years ago and is a great conversationalist.

Let her wisdom transform your outlook.


  • Discovering your purpose in life
  • The benefits of a life filled with creativity
  • Being an original disruptor
  • Embracing the ageing process
  • The relevance and importance of The Arts in our society


Engaging Women was built with the mission to elevate the voices of Australian women and to increase their visibility in public life. 

If you would like to invite any of the women in our interview library to speak at your event please get in touch.  

Email info@engagingwomen.com.au.