Martine Harte Engaging Women

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Martine Harte founded advocacy platform Engaging Women to elevate the voices of women and advance awareness surrounding barriers to equality.

It was 2011, and there was very little like it in the space.

Since then the platform has allowed her to connect with thousands of women and men, inspiring many to drive impact professionally and personally.

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

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

Martine aims to bring people together to grow empathy and understanding through grassroots engagement.

As an accredited meditation/mindfulness teacher, she is also a passionate advocate for the power of mindfulness to advance our humanity.


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.


Thank you so much for the outstanding job you did at 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


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


I have had the pleasure of working with Martine Harte from Engaging Women for several years. Martine has effectively used her public profile to create more opportunities for women, with the goal of achieving global gender equality. I have personally benefited from her efforts as she has generously advocated for more women speakers .

Michelle Redfern, Advancing Women in Sport


Martine’s commitment to raising women’s voices and promoting equality has resulted in an invaluable central point for organisations and people to find these inspirational women.

A true supporter of elevating women’s voices and promoting equality.

Jacinta Carboon – Corporate Executive of ASX 200 companies and Non-Executive Board Director.

Martine’s recent collaborations include: 

  • Ernst & Young summit host

  • RACV IWD 2024 speaker

  • Judge – Telstra Business Woman of the year awards

  • Victorian Government ‘Women@Work Conference MC

  • L’Oreal Australia St Kilda Mum’s campaign launch host

  • WorkSafe Victoria’s ‘Women at Work’ series speaker

  • Launch of Respect Victoria as MC

  • City of Melbourne’s  ‘Women in Business’ lunch at Melbourne Town Hall host

  • Goldstein electorate Bayside Women’s ‘Press for Progress’ event host

  • Alfred Health IWD speaker 

  • ACS ‘Striving for gender parity’ breakfast at ACMI panel host

  • Victoria Police International Women’s Day Keynote speaker

  • Merlin Entertainments – International Women’s Day speaker

  • Emerson Automation Solutions – International Women’s Day speaker

  • Raise Foundation High Tea event host

  • Safe Steps event host

  • SEALIFE fundraising Gala for Our Watch host

  • Hagar Foundation ‘Lunch to Liberate’ event host

  • Keynote speaker Jewish Care Montefiore Lunch

  • Department of Justice & Community Safety

  • Caroline Chisholm College IWD speaker

  • Southern Cross Grammar IWD speaker

  • Bialik College IWD speaker

  • Wurun Secondary College IWD speaker

  • Beaumaris Secondary College IWD speaker

  • Sovereign Hill IWD speaker

  • Moira Shire 15 days of activism speaker

  • Emerson Automation Solutions IWD speaker



Women public speakers in Australia

The National Library of Australia selected the Engaging Women website to add to its digital collections citing its cultural value.


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.

Bialik College.


I just wanted to reach out and say how much my daughter in year 9 at Beaumaris Secondary College enjoyed hearing you speak on Monday. She said you were so inspiring and she learnt a lot from your life story. What wonderful work you do for empowering young women.




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