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Tracey Spicer – Broadcaster & Author: Man-Made: How the bias of the past is being built into the future

Tracey Spicer

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Man-Made: How the bias of the past is being built into the future

Tracey Spicer AM is a renowned keynote speaker, emcee, facilitator, media/presentation trainer, author, documentary host, and journalist, celebrated for her dedication to social justice, technology, and storytelling. With a career spanning over three decades, she has anchored national news programs for ABC TV, Network Ten, and Sky News, as well as hosting on 2UE and ABC Radio.

As a creator and visionary, Tracey was the inaugural national convenor of Women in Media, collaborating with iSentia on groundbreaking research that highlighted the silencing of women and marginalized communities in the media. In 2017, she co-produced the first Me Too stories in Australia, a collaboration between ABC and Fairfax Media.

Her most recent broadcast achievement is the ABC TV documentary Silent No More on the #MeToo movement. Additionally, her latest book, MAN-MADE: How the Bias of the Past is Being Built into the Future, calls for action against the embedded bigotry in technology, advocating for equity and highlighting the efforts of those striving for change in the tech sector. This book has been longlisted for a Walkley Award and won the Social Responsibility category in the Australian Business Book Awards.

Throughout her illustrious career, Tracey has received numerous accolades, including the NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year, the Sydney Peace Prize alongside Tarana Burke for the Me Too movement, and the national award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership through Women & Leadership Australia. She was also named one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence in 2018.

Tracey’s impactful work extends to writing, producing, and presenting documentaries on women and girls in various countries. She serves as an Ambassador for ActionAid, the Ethnic Business Awards, Emerge Australia, the Australian POTS Foundation, and Purple Our World, and is Patron of the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance.

Her first book, The Good Girl Stripped Bare, became a bestseller, and her TEDx Talk, The Lady Stripped Bare, has garnered nearly seven million views worldwide. Tracey’s essays have been featured in numerous collections, emphasizing her profound impact on media and advocacy.

Tracey Spicer continues to be a leading voice in the fight for gender equality and social justice, inspiring countless individuals through her work and advocacy.

Oh, thank you, Jasmine, for all your powerful work, your advocacy and for being such a delightful human.

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