Tracey Spicer

Hosts/MC's, Media, Motivational, Business

Tracey Spicer is an iconoclast.The television, radio, newspaper and online journalist is now a highly sought-after writer, speaker and trainer. Renowned for the courage of her convictions, passion for social justice, and commitment to equality, she also has a wicked sense of humour. During her 30-year career, Tracey has reported for, and anchored, national news, current affairs and lifestyle programs for ABC TV, Network Ten, Channel 9 and Sky News.

Currently she works as a weekly 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.

Her essays have appeared in dozens of books, including Women of Letters, She’s Having a Laugh, and Bewitched & Bedevilled: Women Write the Gillard Years.

The mother-of-two is an Ambassador for Dying with Dignity, ActionAid, World Vision, Purple Our World, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Full Stop Foundation, Cancer Council NSW, SISTER2sister, and the Learning Potential Fund at QUT, where she completed her Bachelor of Business Communications, majoring in journalism, in 1987.

Her TEDx Talk, The Lady Stripped Bare, has attracted more than 1.2 million views.

The 49-year-old is also the co-founder and national convenor of Women in Media, a nationwide mentoring and networking group, backed by the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.

Over the past decade, she has been the keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences around the world.

For around 14 years, Tracey was a full-time national news presenter on Network Ten, before spending a decade as an international anchor at Sky News. In recent years, she has hosted live broadcasts, including panel shows and awards ceremonies, on ABC TV and SBS.

Nowadays, Tracey is a highly sought-after motivational and keynote speaker, mistress of ceremonies, and corporate facilitator. Her TEDx talk, The Lady Stripped Bare, has garnered almost 1.5 million views.


Tracey Spicer - The Lady Stripped Bare - TedX - TEDx Talks

Speaking Topics

  • Dear Mr. Misogynist: A Woman in a Man's World
  • Life's Little Treasures: Coping with a Premature Baby
  • The Right to Die: A Fundamental Human Right
  • How I Almost Killed my Mother: In Support of Voluntary Euthanasia
  • Women at Work: Claiming our Share of the Sandpit
  • I want my Mummy! Why the Nanny State Works
  • Why Diversity is Good for Business
  • Work/Family Balance: All the Balls in the Air
  • Fat, Forty and Fired: The Art of Reinvention



“Wickedly witty and wonderfully wise.”
Wendy Harmer

“Glows with the wisdom of a woman who has learned essential truths.”
Caroline Overington

"Thanks again for such an extraordinary interview the other night – I’m still having people say how fantastic and nuanced and perfectly pitched you were."
Jemma Birrell – Sydney Writer’s Festival

"You were brilliant! Thank you so much for Race Day last Saturday which for us was a great success. You played a large part in the success of the day with your 3 p’s namely professionalism, poise and positiveness."
Jim O’Brien – Wheelchair Sports NSW

"Tracey Spicer is an entertaining and inspirational speaker. She is truly authentic and we were honoured to have her at our ExtraOrdinary Women event for International Women’s Day. She held the attention of everyone in the room. Our delegates were so impressed with her presentation that they are already signing up for next year! I can highly recommend Tracey as a speaker at any event. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her. She is an amazing woman who is really making a difference in the world."
Dr Annemarie Christie – The Children’s Doctor

"We would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking out the time to be the MC of The Ronald Ball. There has been a lot of positive feedback about the tremendous job you did."
Ally Webb – RMHC Ball Committee