Tracey Spicer AM 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 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.

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, World Vision, 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 five 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 & Bedevilled: 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.

Speaking 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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