In August 2017, Tracey Spicer joined us for an entertaining and inspirational insight into how she was sacked via email while on maternity leave, and how she is continuing to stand up for women everywhere when it comes to equality.


Having worked as a newsreader and journalist for 30 years, Tracey Spicer is one of Australia’s most recognised and respected media personalities. Renowned for the courage of her convictions, passion for social justice and commitment to equality, Tracey also has a wonderfully wicked sense of humour.

In addition to reporting and anchoring national news, current affairs and lifestyle programs for ABC TV, Network Ten, Channel 9 and Sky News, Tracey is also a weekly columnist for News Ltd, and a published author. Her book, The Good Girl Stripped Bare, hit the shelves in April this year.

She is a highly sought after key note speaker, and through her successful company Spicer Communications, Tracey is a presentation and media trainer, helping hundreds of people from CEOs to aspiring TV anchors.

A tireless charity worker, Tracey is Ambassador for many organisations including World Vision, ActionAid, the Garvan Institute, the Cancer Council just to name a few.

When she finished working at Network Ten in 2006, it sparked a nationwide debate about the rights of women returning to the workforce after maternity leave. Her TEDx Talk, The Lady Stripped Bare, has attracted more than 1.2 million views.

Despite all the successes and amazing highlights of her career, without doubt her greatest achievement and her favourite job at all is being mum to her two beautiful children.

Tracey Spicer