Susan Alberti AC

Susan Alberti AC

Businesswoman, Philanthropist & Author


Susan Alberti AC is an Australian businessperson, philanthropist and former Vice President of the Western Bulldogs Football Club. The woman from the working-class suburbs has battled family tragedy, 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 culminating in the launch of AFLW in 2017.    


Susan Alberti will be talking about her highly anticipated memoir THE FOOTY LADY written with Stephanie Asher. More information on the book is here.