The Footy Lady (Signed by Susan Alberti)

The Trailblazing Story of Susan Alberti

Stephanie Asher
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The Footy Lady (Signed by Susan Alberti)

The Trailblazing Story of Susan Alberti

Stephanie Asher
The Authorised Biography
No tragedy, no challenge, has proved too hard for Susan Alberti. The woman from the working-class suburbs has battled boardrooms, courts, lymphoma and adult diabetes;and was one of the driving forces behind the AFL's move into women's football.

When her first husband was killed by a truck, Susan took over their construction business, becoming a female pioneer in the building industry. When her daughter was diagnosed with type-1 diabetes she embarked on a mission to find a cure. When her beloved football club the Western Bulldogs was threatened with annihilation she worked as vice-president to bring home the 2016 premiership flag. Confronted with the exclusion of women from AFL, she battled to open the game to all and kept up the fight with money and on-ground support when others were ready to signal defeat.

This is a story of passion, generosity and a woman who will inspire you to take on the seemingly impossible and triumph.
No tragedy, no challenge, has proved too hard for Susan Alberti. The woman from the working-class suburbs has battled boardrooms, courts, lymphoma and adult diabetes;and was one of the driving forces behind the AFL's move into women's football.

When her first husband was killed by a truck, Susan took over their construction business, becoming a female pioneer in the building industry. When her daughter was diagnosed with type-1 diabetes she embarked on a mission to find a cure. When her beloved football club the Western Bulldogs was threatened with annihilation she worked as vice-president to bring home the 2016 premiership flag. Confronted with the exclusion of women from AFL, she battled to open the game to all and kept up the fight with money and on-ground support when others were ready to signal defeat.

This is a story of passion, generosity and a woman who will inspire you to take on the seemingly impossible and triumph.

A tale of a trailblazing woman

Susan Alberti has twice been named a finalist for the Australian of the Year Award. She was awarded her AO (Officer of the Order of Australia) on Australia Day in 2007 in recognition of her long and outstanding contribution to major medical research institutions. In 2016, Mrs Alberti was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC): Australia's highest award. In 2017, she was named Melburnian of the Year by Lord Major Robert Doyle. In 2018 she was named Victorian of the Year.

Stephanie Asher

Stephanie Asher

Stephanie Asher is a professional writer, keynote speaker, company director and local councillor. She has a 25-year career in management consulting providing corporate communications services and strategy advice to some of the world’s biggest brands and most successful publicly listed companies.

Stephanie’s articles and photographs have been published in a range of mainstream media and trade publications and she currently writes a regular op-ed column for News Corp.

She has co-authored and edited several books,…

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