• Advancing the voices of Australian women
  • Engaging speakers & events
  • All women speakers bureau
  • Consultancy
  • Strategic communication

Women’s advocacy platform Engaging Women has been propelling Australian women and human rights since 2011.

We elevate the voices of women through highly respected content platforms, an all-women speakers offering, consultancy, coaching, networking and activism for social good.

It’s a site of trusted content, an engaged community and helps drive the conversation that gender equality is vital.

Our social media platforms enrich lives and promote positive discourse.

Engaging Women contributes its expertise towards gender equality and diversity & wellness events for Australian small business, big business and government.

We have recently supported events including:

  • 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 Diversity in IT breakfast at ACMI.
  • Respect Victoria’s official launch, August 2018
  • Women in ICT event National Press Club in Canberra
  • Victoria Police 2019 IWD event- guests included Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton
  • Melbourne SEALIFE Aquarium
  • Emerson Automation Solutions

‘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.

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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.

‘Thank you for your contribution as MC to the Women@Work Conference. The conference was a wonderful success… It led to 25 organisations undertaking the Victorian Government Gender Equality Pledge.’

Hon Natalie Hutchins, Minister for Women.


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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Who started it?


Martine Harte, a dedicated women’s advocate, who was awarded a prestigious Melbourne Press Club Gold Quill Award for excellence in journalism, a Logie award nomination and judged the Telstra Business Woman of the Year awards.

Her work has been featured on Australia’s Network Ten, CNN, BBC, ABC, Sky News, ABC radio and 3AW.

Martine founded Engaging Women to elevate the voices of women and has consulted and facilitated panels and hosted events for the City of Melbourne at Melbourne’s Town Hall, National Press Club in Canberra and helped launch Respect Victoria in 2019.

Martine uses new media to challenge thinking around human rights and strategies to elevate the lives of women.

Media appearances include: as a guest on ABC radio’s Conversation Hour, radio 3AW, Network Ten, featured in The Age newspaper and online, Sky News, News Limited, CNN and BBC.

As an accredited meditation/mindfulness teacher, she is also a passionate advocate for the power of mindfulness in everyday life.

Martine considers her overflowing laundry a work of art, is a wife and mum to three wonderful kids.

Social Impact

This platform was founded on the notion that we can all turn the dial towards a more gender equal world.

Engaging Women is committed to its social purpose.

Pic – Victoria Police IWD event 2019

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


“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

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“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.



“Congratulations on what I heard was a great night and raised a fantastic amount toward helping Will.

It’s fantastic that you and others have gone to the trouble to organise and run this night. I know it is greatly appreciated by us the Trust Committee but also I say a big Thank You on behalf of Will and the Murray family.”

— Justin Crough, Will Murray Trust Committee.



“On behalf of the SFC clients and their families I would like to say a big thank you to organising the fund raising event and the donation to SFC.

We have been able to give out the gift cards this week and families were so grateful and many cried. They also wanted me to pass on their thanks and they were very happy.

Some said that they had not been able to buy much for Christmas and with the voucher it would make the world of difference.”

— Barbara Robinson, Strengthening Family Connections Supervisor
Livingstone Shire Council, Yeppoon, QLD



Work with us

Martine Harte is founder of Engaging Women, a platform for social good.
She is a dedicated voice in the advancement of women & girls. Contact martine@engagingwomen.com.au.

Learn more about her here and connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.