Women in Media Far North Queensland invites you to join award-winning journalist, author and social justice campaigner Tracey Spicer AM for lunch on Saturday July 21 at Rydges Cairns Esplanade.
Renowned for the courage of her convictions and commitment to equality, Tracey also has a wicked sense of humour.
During her 30-year career, Tracey has reported for, and anchored, national news, current affairs and lifestyle programs for ABC TV, Network Ten, Channel 9 and Sky News. Tracey was sacked by email aged 39 in 2006 while on maternity leave, prompting a ground-breaking fight against discrimination.
In the wake of the scandals in the entertainment industry in Hollywood and elsewhere, Tracey has become the face of the #MeToo movement in Australia to break the silence. More than 1600 women across industries and backgrounds have contacted her with their stories involving over 100 men, 40 of them household names.
Tracey is the co-founder of Women in Media, a nationwide mentoring and networking group, backed by the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance. She has recently stepped down as the group’s national convener to concentrate on Now Australia, an organisation to support those who have been sexually harassed, assaulted or intimidated at work. Tracey also works as a weekly columnist for Fairfax, a trainer and regular commentator and last year published her frank and entertaining memoir, The Good Girl Stripped Bare.
Her TEDx Talk, The Lady Stripped Bare, has had almost five million views.
Signed copies of The Good Girl Stripped Bare will be available for purchase at the event.
Includes a welcome drink, canapes, a delicious two course lunch, tea and coffee. All proceeds go to funding Women in Media FNQ projects and sponsorship programs.