Tracey Spicer is an author, journalist and broadcaster who has anchored programs for ABC TV, Network Ten, Channel 9, Sky News and Radio 2UE.

Renowned for the courage of her convictions, passion for social justice, and commitment to equality, she also has a wicked sense of humour.

Currently, she works as a columnist for Fairfax, presentation trainer for Outspoken Women and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and media trainer at Spicer Communications. She appears regularly as a commentator on ABC TV and Channel 9.

Tracey has written, produced and presented documentaries for NGOs in Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, and India, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation in Australia. She is an Ambassador for ActionAid, World Vision, NSW Cancer Council, QUT’s Learning Potential Fund and SISTER2sister, and Patron of the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance.

Her essays have appeared in dozens of books including Women of Letters, She’s Having a Laugh, Father Figures, Unbreakable, and Bewitched & Bedevilled: Women Write the Gillard Years, while her TEDx Talk, The Lady Stripped Bare, has attracted more than 2.5 million views.

The 50-year-old is the co-founder and national convenor of Women in Media, a nationwide mentoring and networking group, backed by the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.

Her first book, The Good Girl Stripped Bare, became a bestseller within weeks of publication in April 2017.

Presentation Topics

  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Media and broadcast
  • Strong Women: May We Know Them, Be Them and Raise Them. In this speech, Tracey talks about the strong women and girls in her life, and what we can all do in our own homes and workplaces to achieve equality. 
  • The Good Girl Stripped Bare: From Bogan to Boned and Beyond. This is an extremely funny and fast-paced presentation in which Tracey recounts aspects of her best-selling memoir. She shares the lessons learned when it comes to gender, class and inequality, and how we can break down the structural barriers still holding us back. 
  • #MeToo: Where To From Here? How to Triumph in a Time of Turmoil. This is a powerful keynote in which Tracey traces her role spearheading the #metoo and NOW movements in Australia. It finishes with clear suggestions on best practice policies, procedures and cultures within workplaces and society, to stop sexual harassment for the next generation.   

Testimonials

Tracey has hosted World Vision's annual gala Women of Vision Dinner since its inception six years ago, as a major tribute to women's international achievements worldwide. Always a glamorous, engaging and professional MC, Tracey's warmth and passion radiates to all audience members, but is complemented by her highly professional skill in keeping the program moving smoothly, ensuring the event's ongoing success each year.
- World Vision

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