I am always excited to meet with inspiring and successful women who has a digital business. I have had the pleasure of interviewing Martine Harte from Engaging Women – Australian women’s blog featuring inspiring life tips, smart interviews and beautiful homes. Let’s see in details what makes Martine a tech-savvy woman.
Meet Martine Harte From Engaging Women Blog
Can you give us a little background on your career to date?
Would love to. I worked for a decade as an on air Television journalist, chief-of-staff and presenter with Network Ten in Australia and other media organisations.
Highlights include: interviewing Hollywood stars, winning a Gold Quill award for excellence in journalism and nominated for a Logie award.
Lowlights include: having my face licked by Kiss guitarist Gene Simmons, having a coughing fit during a national live cross and my first report while still at uni: a scone baking competition. Seriously… I had to write nearly two minutes of television on baking scones!
I founded www.engagingwomen.com.au because I couldn’t find anything like it in the space. It quickly evolved and I’m now a regular panellist on legendary broadcaster Derryn Hinch’s show on Sky News and consult women on their online reputation. Engaging Women also just won a White Ribbon Australia Award after our first event.
Tell us a bit about Engaging Women?
It’s a modern woman’s guide to making an impact personally and professionally. We share inspiration from women from all walks-of-life aaaaand you can scroll beautiful, creative homes.
We’re about to launch a web video series. Exciting!
What makes you aim your site at women?
Because women rock. We have a big appetite when it comes to hearing how other people achieve success and our features always show that nobody is perfect. I also absolutely love the feedback that someone has felt empowered or found their purpose after reading a post on Engaging Women. At the end of the day we’re not in competition, there’s enough room for everybody.
Have you met a technical problem when you first started?
Tech guru I am not. At the beginning I was actually rather clueless. Thankfully I enlisted a savvy web designer and I’ve been learning on the fly. When I interviewed you Freddie I didn’t even have my SEO set up correctly so merci for the tip!
Would you call yourself a tech-savvy woman? and why?
You know what? I am proud of what I’ve learnt in a short time. Having a mindset for change has allowed me to reinvent myself from a traditional journalist who broadcasts nationally five nights a week to someone who mostly works from home yet is still punching out a blog which is making an impact in the world.
Which kind of smartphone do you have?
iPhone 6plus, desperate to get my hands on an iPhone 6s.
Name 3 apps you use everyday
Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Playing around with Periscope.
What is your last Facebook’s status update?
Motivational quote: because who doesn’t need a little motivation in their life.
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