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.