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Engaging Women has advanced equality through advocacy, connection and collaborations for more than a decade.


It is a platform for social good, grounded in the idea that community engagement can drive social change.

Engaging Women’s mission is to inspire others to think creatively about ways we can each help turn the dial.

Based in Victoria, founder Martine Harte contributes expertise towards gender equality, diversity and wellbeing events and speaks to the importance of working alongside men as allies.

She proudly connects others with powerful opportunities to share their stories and voice.




  • Vic Gov ‘Women@Work Conference’ Federation Square
  • L’Oreal Australia St Kilda Mums event
  • Ernst & Young Summit
  • WorkSafe Victoria’s ‘Women at Work’ series.
  • City of Melbourne ‘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
  • Women in ICT event National Press Club in Canberra
  • Telstra Women in Business Awards
  • Victoria Police IWD event
  • Melbourne SEALIFE Aquarium Women’s Day event
  • Raise Foundation
  • Jewish Care Friends of Montefiore event
  • Alfred Health Care services IWD event
  • Emerson Automation Solutions Women’s Day event
  • Vic Department of Justice and Community Safety
  • St Kilda Mums
  • Hagar Foundation
  • SafeSteps
  • Sovereign Hill IWD event
  • RACV IWD event 2024

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.

City of Melbourne Women in Business

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.


Women public speakers in Australia


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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Martine Harte, a dedicated women’s advocate, founded Engaging Women in 2011, to advance a more equal world.

At the time she was searching for a digital platform which celebrated a broad range of Australian women by sharing their stories.

She couldn’t find it, so set about creating it.

The platform has allowed her to connect with thousands of women inspiring many to drive impact professionally and personally.

Awarded a prestigious Melbourne Press Club Gold Quill Award for excellence in news journalism, a best TV report Quill award, and a Logie award nomination, her work as a news journalist has been featured on every Australian network and globally via CNN and the BBC.

She has collaborated with government, Top ASX companies, facilitated panels and hosted events for the City of Melbourne at Melbourne’s Town Hall, National Press Club in Canberra, judged Telstra Business Women of the Year and was honoured to help launch Respect Victoria as MC.

Employs new media to challenge thinking around equality and strategies to elevate a more connected world.

Donates comms and MC services to assist family violence organisations.




Engaging women is proud to have partnered with many organisations wanting to amplify women and a more connected world.

We do this through grassroots activism, strategic communications, events and amplifying and sharing the voices of women.

This platform was founded on the notion that we can all turn the dial.

Engaging Women is committed to its social purpose, director Martine Harte offers MC and communications services pro bono to family violence organisations.



The event enabled us to reach an audience we would not have been able to reach and raise awareness of our work in the prevention of violence against women and their children.

We have received only positive feedback from attendees and that is in part due to your work in the lead up to and during the event as MC.

Patty Kinnersley, Chief Executive Officer Our Watch

Pic – Martine Harte keynotes Victoria Police IWD event 2019

Engaging Women’s 2018 not-for-profit ‘Ambassadors for Good Program’  supported women and children in crisis and elevated the voices of purpose driven women.



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.

We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia and acknowledge elders, past and present and emerging.

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Martine Harte is Director of Engaging Women, a platform for social good.
She is a Gold Quill award winning journalist and a dedicated voice in the advancement of women & girls. Contact martine@engagingwomen.com.au.

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