Tracey Spicer AM is an author, journalist and television presenter who has anchored programs for ABC TV, Network Ten, Channel 9 and Sky News over the past 30 years. 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 professional speaker and MC, presentation trainer for Outspoken Women and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and media trainer at Spicer Communications.
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, while her TEDx Talk, The Lady Stripped Bare, has attracted more than 5 million views.
The 51-year-old is also the national co-founder of Women in Media, a nationwide mentoring and networking group, backed by the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, and founder of of not-for-profit NOW Australia.
In 2018, Tracey was honoured with an Order of Australia for work in media and as an ambassador for charitable and social welfare groups.
Her first book, The Good Girl Stripped Bare, was published by Harper Collins in April (officially a Best Seller).
REVIEWS / TESTIMONIALS
“Wickedly witty and wonderfully wise.”
“Glows with the wisdom of a woman who has learned essential truths.”
“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