Penny Spencer - Speaker-Presenter-Panelist and Media Contributor


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Spencer Travel’s Founder and Managing Director, Penny Spencer, is an accomplished presenter and media contributor. For more information about Penny and her capabilities and preferences as a presenter and thought-leader, please see (and download) Penny’s Presenter kit.


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Sydney-based Penny Spencer is regularly recognised as one of Australia’s top female entrepreneurs by SmartCompany and her group of travel businesses featured in the Financial Review’s 2017 list of Australia’s Top 500 Private Companies. Her particular business passions are: • Entrepreneurship • Leadership • Mentoring • Workplace culture Penny is available as a speaker-presenter-panellist-expert in each of these areas as well as corporate and luxury leisure travel. Forum Media Strengths Penny’s strengths are in presenting at smaller more intimate events such as Travel Weekly’s Travel Daze conference where there’s a tangible connection between audience and presenter. Penny is equally comfortable being interviewed live on air for radio and TV as is readily available for pre-records and interviews print media.

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Publications In her 2014 book Love What You Do Penny chronicled her journey to success lessons learnt mistakes made along the way and everything in between including: • Creating a thriving business culture • Rolling with the punches • Hiring and growing your teams • Making way for family • Moving with technology • Developing an exit strategy Penny regularly publishes articles about her preferred business topics on LinkedIn. “Always wear lipstick Especially red.” More About Penny Since founding Spencer Travel in 1998 Penny has created a workplace culture renowned for its legendary Diamond Club—a staff reward and recognition program that bestows one- carat diamonds on staff who reach 10 years of continuous employment. Not surprisingly many of Penny’s staff have only ever had one employer. A passionate advocate for mentoring Penny founded the not-for-proft Travel Industry Mentoring Experience TIME in 2009 to develop the future leaders of Australia’s travel industry.

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Awards Recognition Penny and her businesses have been recognised with multiple awards and accolades over the years including: • SmartCompany’s Top 30 Female Entrepreneurs 2018 2017 2016 • Telstra Women in Business Awards fnalist NSW 2017 • Travel Weekly’s Women in Travel Power List 2018 2017 • Australia’s Best Corporate Travel Agency single location 2017 2016 2013 2012 2011 2010 National Travel Industry Awards • Judge: Signature Luxury Travel Style Cruise Awards 2018 2017 • Finalist in 2014 Telstra NSW Australian Business Awards • Number 25 in BRW’s Top 50 Best Places to Work 2013 • Finalist in the 2013 My Business Awards Spencer Travel was the frst corporate travel business to be inducted into the National Travel Industry Australia NTIA Hall of Fame. Contact Penny Spencer +61 2 9281 5477 PennySpencer1 Penny Spencer

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