The Footy Lady The Trailblazing Story of Susan Alberti
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.
Stephanie Asher is a professional writer and speaker. 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, including Discovering Victoria's Bike Paths.