Tracey Spicer

One of Australia's most versatile journalists and presenters.

Profile

Tracey Spicer AM BBus (Comm) GAICD is a multiple Walkley Award-winning author, journalist and broadcaster who has anchored national programs for ABC TV and radio, Network Ten and Sky News.

The inaugural national convenor of Women in Media, Tracey is one of the most sought-after on stage and online keynote speakers and emcees in the region. In 2019 she was named the NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year, accepted the Sydney Peace Prize alongside Tarana Burke for the Me Too movement, and won the national award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership through Women & Leadership Australia.

In 2018, Tracey was chosen as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence, winning the Social Enterprise and Not-For-Profit category. She was also named Agenda Setter of the Year by the website Women’s Agenda. For her 30 years of media and charity work, Tracey has been awarded the Order of Australia.

Current Work:

Highlights of her outstanding career include writing, producing and presenting documentaries on women and girls in Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Papua New Guinea and India. She is an Ambassador for ActionAid, Cancer Council NSW, QUT’s Learning Potential Fund, SISTER2sister and Purple Our World, and Patron of the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance.

Her first book, The Good Girl Stripped Bare, became a bestseller within weeks of publication, while her TEDx Talk, The Lady Stripped Bare, has attracted more than six million views worldwide. Tracey’s essays have appeared in dozens of books including Women of Letters, She’s Having a Laugh, Father Figures, Unbreakable, and Bewitched & Bedev-illed: Women Write the Gillard Years.

Recently, the ABC highlighted Tracey’s #metoo work in the three-part documentary series Silent No More, which featured the stories of hidden survivors.

In between emceeing/speaking at live and hybrid conferences, working in corporate communications, and conducting media/presentation training sessions, Tracey is writing a book on #AIbias.

Expertise

Talking Points
Past, Present and Future: Building a Fairer World for Our Children
Strong Women: May We Know Them, Be Them and Raise Them.
The Good Girl Stripped Bare: From Bogan to Boned and Beyond
Resilience in a Time of Pandemic
Beating the Biased Bots
Don’t Forget to Breathe! A Virtual Presentation Skills Masterclass
Pythagoras, Voltaire and Churchill

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