Susan Alberti | My Life as an AFLW Founder

Susan Alberti is an Australian business woman, philanthropist, former vice president of the Western Bulldogs Footbal Club and she’s also the most resilient person we have ever interviewed.

Life and career

Susan Alberti is a strong woman who has supplemented her very successful business career with a dedication to fundraising and promotion of juvenile diabetes research after her daughter Danielle passed away due to diabetes-related complications. Since that day, she has raised over $100M dollars to fund medical research dedicated to the cause which eventually led to the creation of the Susan Alberti Medical Foundation.

In 2004 Alberti became a Board Member of the Western Bulldogs Football Club. In December 2012 she became Vice President of the Club. Following the Western Bulldogs’ 2016 premiership, Susan Alberti announced she would be stepping down as vice president of the Club.

Women football

Susan Alberti spent a lot of time and money promoting women football through the years, even meeting several times behind the scenes with AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan to discuss the idea of a fully professional women competition. In 2017 her dream became a reality. And Alberti was appointed the inaugural ambassador for the Australian Football League’s national women’s competition.

My Life As… an AFLW Founder – Susan Alberti

In this episode, Susan Alberti takes us through her early years in footy. She shares her passion for the sport, her greatest accomplishments and she also addresses some of her critics. A must-watch for all AFL history enthusiasts.

Additional Information

Episode Length: 6:09 minutes
Sport: Australian Rules Football (AFLW)
Producer: Michael Lynch
Executive Producer: Edris Toussaint
Production Company: More Than A Game Productions
Published on March 22, 2018

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