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Tracey
Spicer AM

Award-winning Author, Journalist, Broadcaster, & Anchor

Profile

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 Australia. 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. 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, the Ethnic Business Awards, Emerge Australia, the Australian POTS Foundation 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 almost seven 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.

The ABC highlighted Tracey’s #metoo work in the three part documentary series Silent No More, which featured the stories of hidden survivors. Her new book, Man-Made: How the bias of the past is being built into the future, was published by Simon & Schuster in May 2023. It has since been longlisted for a Walkley Award, and won the Social Responsibility category in the Australian Business Book Awards.

Expertise
Talking Points

Event Host | MC | Panel Facilitator

Tracey is an accomplished and highly sought-after MC who is experienced in hosting events in an efficient and appropriate manner with the professionalism of an experienced television anchor who is utterly at home on stage.

As a panel facilitator, Tracey always ensures that the discussion is both informative and entertaining. She draws on her experience as a journalist to ask the right questions at the right time. Her television and radio background has enabled her to elicit all the relevant information and keep it engaging for the audience.

Man-Made: Best Bots for Business

Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence can take your business into the stratosphere. But what about the flip side? Bodgy bots can ruin your reputation and credibility overnight. In this fast-paced, funny and enlightening keynote, Tracey reveals the real story about the technologies revolutionising your workplace and home.

Audience takeaways:

How datasets and algorithms are beset with bias, eroding trust in your brand
The latest strategies to beat the biased bots, and boost your bottom line
Why ‘mindful AI’ is the key to attracting and retaining staff, stopping customer churn, and future-proofing your business

Creating Culture Through Communication

For the first time in history, five generations are working together. How can we effectively communicate across the ages, from the office to the home? In this engaging and interactive keynote, Tracey takes you through some simple steps to build bridges between the traditionalists and Gen Z.

Audience takeaways:

How to keep workers of all ages engaged at work, F2F and online
Tips, tricks and tools to improve messaging to deepen connection
The latest neuroscience on body language, gesture, voice and breathing to break down the barriers

What is Belonging?

The conversation in the corporate world has moved beyond diversity, equity and inclusion to the concept of belonging. In this deeply researched and thought-provoking keynote, Tracey shares the latest tech-enabled strategies that actually work.

Audience takeaways:

How to retain skilled staff, strengthen your brand, and support innovation
Easy-to-implement, real-world, fresh initiatives for your workplace to boost productivity
Navigating an intersectional approach across diversity of thinking, gender, race, ability, age and sexual orientation
Media
Feedback
Tracey was very accommodating and an absolute pleasure to work with. Burwood Council

Tracey was of course amazing and such a professional. I really appreciated the fact that she arrived onsite earlier than her scheduled performance to really understand the event and the audience. As I said, such a professional, and the ideal speaker for our event.

Screens Queensland

Tracey was an impeccable speaker and perfect for our IWD event. Her message resonated with both young and older audience from various backgrounds. Her smart delivery is full of humour and has guests still talking about it today.

GHD

Tracey is lively and very approachable and our business community loved the event her speech and sense of humour we can thank her enough. I hope she felt the warmth from the crowd, will definitely be recommending her to all my networks

Canterbury Bankstown Council

Tracey Spicer was an absolute delight to work with. She was professional, warm and genuinely wanted to deliver an excellent session for our group. She was generous with her time to understand our objectives and organisational needs. Tracey managed to upskill a large group in presentation skills, body language and voice techniques which is not easy to do! She was full of energy and passion which was evident throughout her session. We would highly recommend Tracey.

AstraZeneca Pty Ltd
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