Tracey Spicer is an author, journalist and television presenter who has anchored programs for ABC TV, Network Ten, Channel 9 and Sky News over the past 30 years.
"I'm passionate about flexible working and believe it's the ideal way for men to be more hands-on in caring roles, while allowing women to truly take their place in the modern workforce. My husband and I both work freelance, which means we are 50/50 in both child-rearing and income-earning. It's a privileged position that we wish other people could easily access."
Renowned for the courage of her convictions, passion for social justice, and commitment to equality, she has a wicked sense of humour.
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, while her TEDx Talk, The Lady Stripped Bare, has attracted more than 1.5 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.
Her first book, The Good Girl Stripped Bare, was published by HarperCollins in April.