If 2017 had a sound, it would be of the penny dropping … maybe. Not only are women still fighting for equal pay and opportunities, they are also fighting for safety from harassment and assault in the workplace. So, where are things at in Australia? Join author, columnist and gender equality warrior Tracey Spicer, ABC’s Chief Economics Correspondent Emma Alberici, and Wests Tigers Chair and former Bauer/Hearst General Manager Marina Go for this panel moderated by Sydney Morning Herald investigative journalist Kate McClymont.

Presented with the Walkley Foundation

Emma Alberici (Australian)

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Emma Alberici has been a host of Lateline since 2012. Before that, she spent four years as the Europe Correspondent for the ABC based in the UK. Emma was previously the finance editor of 7.30. Before joining the ABC, she spent nine years at the Nine Network and before that did her cadetship at The Herald Sun. Emma has been a finalist three times in the Walkley Awards for journalistic excellence. She is the author of three editions of The Small Business Book.

Marina Go (Australian)

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Marina Go is Chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club, Chair of Office Brands, a non-executive director of Energy Australia, Autosports Group and The Walkley Foundation, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Centre For Media Transition at the University of Technology Sydney, and author of the business book for women, Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders. She is on the Advisory Board of the Australian Republic Movement and was previously Headof Hearst Australia at Bauer Media. Boss magazine named her as one of 20 True Leaders of 2016. Marina has over 25 years of leadership experience in the media industry, having started her careeras a journalist. She has an MBA from The Australian Graduate School of Management.

Tracey Spicer (Australian)

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Tracey Spicer is the author of the frank and funny 'femoir', The Good Girl Stripped Bare. Over the past 30 years, the award-winning journalist has anchored national news, current affairs and lifestyle programs on Network Ten, Sky News, and ABC TV. She's also brought her sassy style to radio shows on 702 ABC Sydney and 2UE. The 49-year-old is a weekly columnist for Fairfax Media, TV presentation trainer at AFTRS, and co-founder of Women in Media, a national mentoring and networking initiative. Her TEDx Talk has been seen by almost 1.5 million people.

Kate McClymont (Australian)

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Kate McClymont is an investigative journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a five-time Walkley Award-winner. She was named the 2012 NSW Journalist of the Year for her investigations into the Health Services Union and the business activities of former NSW Labor minister, Eddie Obeid. Kate is also the recipient of numerous other awards including six Kennedy awards and the George Munster Award. She is a member of the Senate of Sydney University.