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Spicer AM

Award-winning Author, Journalist, Broadcaster, & Anchor


Tracey Spicer AM is a multiple Walkley Award-winning author, journalist, and broadcaster, renowned for her exceptional work as an anchor for national programs on ABC TV and radio, Network Ten, and Sky News.

As the pioneering national convenor of Women in Media, Tracey’s talents on stage and online have made her one of the most sought-after keynote speakers and emcees in the region. In recognition of her remarkable contributions, she was honoured as the NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year in 2019. Additionally, Tracey received the prestigious Sydney Peace Prize alongside Tarana Burke for their significant involvement in the Me Too movement, and she was the recipient of the national award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership by Women & Leadership Australia.

Tracey’s exceptional achievements continue to garner recognition. In 2018 she was chosen as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence, winning the esteemed Social Enterprise and Not-For-Profit category. Women’s Agenda also acknowledged her as the Agenda Setter of the Year. To acknowledge her three decades of dedication to the media and charity work, Tracey was awarded the Order of Australia.

Throughout her illustrious career, Tracey has written, produced, and presented captivating documentaries shedding light on the lives of women and girls in countries such as Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, and India. She serves as an Ambassador for notable organisations including ActionAid, The Ethnic Business Awards Foundation, Emerge Australia and Purple Our World. Additionally, she proudly holds the position of Patron of the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance.

Tracey’s impact extends beyond her television and radio work. Her debut book, The Good Girl Stripped Bare, quickly became a bestseller. Moreover, her powerful TEDx Talk, The Lady Stripped Bare, has amassed over six million views. Her thought-provoking essays have been featured in numerous acclaimed books, including Women of Letters, She’s Having a Laugh, Father Figures, Unbreakable, and Bewitched & Bedevilled: Women Write the Gillard Years.

Most recently, Tracey’s invaluable contributions to the #metoo movement were highlighted in the three-part documentary series Silent No More, produced by the ABC. The series featured the stories of hidden survivors, further showcasing Tracey’s commitment to amplifying marginalised voices.

Amidst her engagements as an emcee and speaker at live and hybrid conferences, Tracey dedicates her time to corporate media and presentation training sessions. Her new book, Man-Made: How the bias of the past is built into the future, explores the hidden bias and inequity in artificial intelligence.

Talking Points

Past, Present and Future: Building a Fairer World for Our Children

In this clever and future-focused presentation, Tracey looks at how far we've some and how far we have to go, when it comes to equality in society and Artificial Intelligence. She draws on research in her upcoming book about technology. Will it create a utopia or dystopia for the next generation?

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, highlighting fresh research to suggest what we can all do in our own homes, communities 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.

Resilience in a Time of Pandemic

How can you remain optimistic during a time of uncertainty? Tracey uses humour, wisdom and insight while revealing her own mental health challenges, uncovering the latest research to forge a path forward for all of us: The 3 Rs of Resilience.

Beating the Biased Bots

We've made great strides globally towards equality. But bias is being embedded into the machines that will be making decisions for the next generation. Based on research in her upcoming book, Tracey explores ways to reduce the sexism, racism and bigotry being built into our futures.

Don’t Forget to Breathe! A Virtual Presentation Skills Masterclass

We’re all expected to perform like TV presenters these days with meetings, presentations and speeches via Zoom. In this masterclass, Tracey will teach you how to manage nerves, maintain eye contact, control gestures and body language, and use your voice for maximum impact.

Pythagoras, Voltaire and Churchill

Ever wondered how to write a killer speech? One that engages deeply with an audience and resonates over a lifetime? And what on earth do Pythagoras, Voltaire and Churchill have in common? In this powerful masterclass, Tracey reveals the secrets of narrative, storytelling, and using language for influence.
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.


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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