Tracey Spicer was the winner of the NSW Premier's Woman of the Year Award at the 2019 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
Tracey Spicer is passionate about the rights of women and girls. In her 30 year career as a journalist, author and broadcaster, Tracey has anchored programs for ABC, Network Ten, Channel 9, Sky News and Radio 2UE, and written countless columns for Fairfax and News Corp. She now amplifies others voices through the social enterprise, Outspoken Women.
Tracey has written, produced and presented documentaries on topics such as female foeticide and domestic violence in Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, and India. She is an Ambassador for ActionAid, World Vision, Cancer Council NSW, The Full Stop Foundation, NSW Kids in Need, SISTER2sister, and Patron of the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance.
Since October 2017 Tracey has spearheaded the #MeToo movement in Australia, producing award-winning investigations with Fairfax and the ABC. In March 2018 she created NOW Australia, a not-for-profit organisation helping those sexually harassed in the workplace. Her efforts resulted in the world’s first national inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace by the Australian Human Rights Commission. Tracey’s memoir The Good Girl Stripped Bare is a bestseller, while her essays have appeared in books including Women of Letters, She’s Having a Laugh, Father Figures, and Unbreakable. Her TEDx Talk, The Lady Stripped Bare, has almost five million views.
In 2018, Tracey was awarded an Order of Australia for her work as the national co-founder of Women in Media, and as an ambassador for charitable and social welfare groups.