Start the day with breakfast inspiration from businesswoman, philanthropist and passionate champion for women's AFL, Susan Alberti. Former Western Bulldogs Vice President and National Women's League Advisory Group Director, Susan Alberti is also a tireless advocate for the prevention, treatment and cure of Type1 diabetes. Her achievements saw Susan appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2016 for eminent service to the community for philanthropic and fundraising support for a range of medical research, education and sporting organisations, as an advocate for improved healthcare services for the disadvantaged and as a role model and mentor to young women.
One of Australia's pre-eminent philanthropists, Susan Alberti's story is one of business success and a lifelong commitment to fundraising and promotion of juvenile diabetes research, triggered by the tragic death of her only child, Danielle. In recognition of her long and outstanding contribution to major medical research institutions Susan was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1997 and an Officer of the Order of Australia 2007. Susan is Chair of the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation; retired chair of the St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Foundation; Director of the Western Health Foundation; Chair of the DANII Foundation; Chair of the Victoria University Foundation; Director of the Western Bulldogs Forever Foundation; retired president of the VFL Footscray Bulldogs; and Director of the National Australia Day Council. Susan is also (Alma Mater) Patron of Siena College, Camberwell, and Governor of the Siena Philanthropic Society, in addition to holding many honorary philanthropic positions. Susan is one of the most influential women in AFL and recently featured in ABC TV's Australian Story episode 'A League of Their Own', broadcast in August 2016.
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