Dale Spender is on the advisory board for the Department of Innovation and Information Economy, and has been on the management committee of the Ideas at the Powerhouse Festival. She is on the board of Enabling Queensland, and is a past member of the committee of management of the Australian Society of Authors, and of AIMIA (Australian Interactive Media and Internet Association). She is the principal director of Digital Style Pty Ltd. She has given advice to governments, corporations and educational institutions. (Her consultancies include AOL, Commonwealth Bank, BBC, ABC, St George Bank, Microsoft, State Library of Qld etc.).
She is an internationally renowned public speaker who has given more than 350 keynote addresses and in April 2003 was a speaker and panellist at the Networked World: Information Technology and Globalisation Symposium at Santa Clara, USA. She has taught in many of the prestigious universities in the UK, Europe, North America - including University of London, Open University, MIT, University of California at Berkeley - and has been a Fellow of the University of London and of the University of Illinois.).
She is also on the board of the Second Chance Program which raises money for homeless women.