If 2017 had a sound, it would be of the penny dropping … maybe. Not only are women still fighting for equal pay and opportunities, they are also fighting for safety from harassment and assault in the workplace. So, where are things at in Australia? Join author, columnist and gender equality warrior Tracey Spicer, ABC’s Chief Economics Correspondent Emma Alberici, and Wests Tigers Chair and former Bauer/Hearst General Manager Marina Go for this panel moderated by Sydney Morning Herald investigative journalist Kate McClymont.
Presented with the Walkley Foundation
Emma Alberici (Australian)
Emma Alberici is the Chief Economics Correspondent at the ABC. Prior to taking up her latest role, Emma spent six years as the presenter of ABC TV’s evening news and analysis program, Lateline. Before that Emma was based in the UK as the ABC’s Europe Correspondent. She arrived in London just as Lehmann Bros was collapsing and as the world began questioning every accepted orthodoxy attaching to global financial markets. For someone who had spent most of the previous two decades as a business and finance journalist, it was a case of right place, right time. Emma worked at the Nine Network and did her cadetship at News Limited's Herald Sun Newspaper in Melbourne. Emma has been a finalist three times in the Walkley Awards for journalistic excellence. Emma is a prolific writer and has been widely published in the Sun Herald and ABC’s The Drum. She is the author of three editions of The Small Business Book.
Marina Go (Australian)
Marina Go is Chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club, Chair of Office Brands, a non-executive director of Energy Australia, Autosports Group and The Walkley Foundation, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Centre For Media Transition at the University of Technology Sydney, and author of the business book for women, Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders. She is on the Advisory Board of the Australian Republic Movement and was previously Head of Hearst Australia at Bauer Media. Boss magazine named her as one of 20 True Leaders of 2016. Marina has over 25 years of leadership experience in the media industry, having started her career as a journalist. She has an MBA from The Australian Graduate School of Management.
Tracey Spicer (Australian)
Tracey Spicer is an author, broadcaster and co-founder of Outspoken Women. Her TEDx Talk, The Lady Stripped Bare, has been seen by more than 4 million people, and her memoir The Good Girl Stripped Bare is a best-seller. Tracey is spearheading the #metoo investigation in Australia.
Kate McClymont (Australian)
Kate McClymont is an investigative journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a five-time Walkley Award-winner. She was named the 2012 NSW Journalist of the Year for her investigations into the Health Services Union and the business activities of former NSW Labor minister, Eddie Obeid. Kate is also the recipient of numerous other awards including six Kennedy awards and the George Munster Award. She is a member of the Senate of Sydney University.