Speakers Profile - Tracey Spicer

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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 national co-founder of Women in Media and NOW Australia, 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,
Domestic Violence NSW, QUT’s Learning Potential Fund and SISTER2sister, 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.
She is currently working on a documentary about the #metoo movement, which she
spearheaded in Australia through tireless investigative journalism.