BREAKING NEWS: Tracey is now working as a contract communications consultant, and media/presentation trainer via Zoom. 

‘Will you ever work in television again?’ the journalist asks, thrusting a microphone towards me. ‘I hope so,’ I say before scuttling into a cafe. It’s feeding time and I need to express. But questions niggle, like chafed nipples. Can women stand up for their rights without retribution? Should you cry over spilled milk? And what happens when a good girl goes bad?

“Wickedly witty and wonderfully wise.” — Wendy Harmer.

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

“So you thought working in television was all glamour? This is a cautionary tale, candid and funny, and a must-read for all working women.”
 — Caroline Jones AO.

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Tracey Spicer AM's biography

Tracey Spicer AM BBus(Comm) MAICD 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 the region.

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. She was also named Agenda Setter of the Year by the website Women’s Agenda.

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, Cancer Council NSW, QUT’s Learning Potential Fund, SISTER2sister 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 more than six 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.

Recently, the ABC highlighted Tracey’s #metoo work in the three part documentary series Silent No More, which featured the stories of hidden survivors.

She is currently working as a contract communications consultant, media and presentation trainer, and producer of the online sensation Wednesday Night Book Club, supporting writers, authors and performers through COVID-19.

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Tracey has been a keynote speaker/MC at hundreds of events over the past three decades. She’s also anchored news, current affairs and lifestyle programs – and hosted live broadcasts – for ABC TV, Network Ten, Channel 9, Sky News, SBS, and Radio 2UE.
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Over the past 30 years, Tracey has researched, written and produced thousands of news stories, features, columns and documentaries. She currently writes weekly for Fairfax newspapers and websites, but is available for freelance assignments.
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Tracey is a highly sought-after media and presentation trainer. She conducts training through the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Outspoken Women and Spicer Communications.
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