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Tracey Spicer


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. 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. 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. 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.