Ask about Susan Alberti AC
Key Points
  • Susan was the recipient of the 2018 Victorian of the Year, and Melbournian of the Year in 2017.
  • She was awarded the Victorian State Government Outstanding Contribution of Sport Award in 2018.
  • Appointed Patron of Tradeswomen Australia, 2020.
  • For her philanthropic work, Susan was awarded a Member of Order of Australia Medal (AM) in 1997, an Officer of the Order of Australia Medal (OA) in 2007 and in 2016 a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) award.
  • Susan held the role of Vice President of the Western Bulldogs Football Club for 12 years, and is currently Patron of the club and a Board Member and she is also an ambassador for the AFL’s national women's competition.
  • Susan is the Life Governor of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Australia and notably founded the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, which has raised over $40 million to date.
  • Susan is the Chairman, and Founder of the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation.
  • She is currently the Western Bulldogs Football Club Patron and is also an ambassador for the AFL's national women's competition.
  • Susan was a finalist in the Financial Review and Westpac Group – 100 Women of Influence Awards 2013 and in 2014, she was inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

 

Topics
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Making a Difference
  • Leadership
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Women in Business
  • Success
  • Women in Sport
Testimonials

Words can’t express how much we enjoyed hearing from Sue this morning.
Australian Unity

Not only did Susan deliver a powerful and meaningful speech for the varied people in the room but her sense of hospitality and welcome was very much felt and appreciated by all who were in attendance. It was our absolute pleasure to host Susan on Friday and to contribute to her foundation. Susan enabled our International Women’s Day event to be a wonderful success and certainly an experience that those who attended will remember for a long time.
Xavier College

Susan was an engaging speaker and her willingness to speak and spend time with guests was much appreciated. Everyone who attended on the night were appreciative of Susan sharing her story and being so open with guests.  
Warrnambool City Council

Susan Alberti was absolutely amazing. She was extremely generous of her time and has such a warm energy about her.
St Clements of Rome

Our audience gave Susan a standing ovation through tear filled eyes! Her story captured our hearts and minds-she is an incredible and inspiring woman.
Asia-Pacific Student Accommodation Association

Susan was a powerful and inspiring addition to our line up for IWD 2019, and received a standing ovation at our event from over 1,500 women. We loved having her!
Business Chicks

Wonderful speaker- extremely engaging and inspirational.
Wheelers Hill Secondary College

Susan’s talk was inspirational, everyone attending, mostly women were inspired by her reflections on her various leadership roles in particular that while working in very male dominated fields she has remained true to herself and her gender. It was also very personal and we appreciated her reflections about her husbands, daughters and her own health journeys. Those thoughts made the audience feel as if she was speaking directly to each and every one of us individually. Thank you Susan for sharing your life stories with emergency nurses and educators.
Scientific Co-Convenor
ICEN 2018

Susan was exceptional, captivated the audience and truly invested herself into our event.
Love Me Love You

Susan’s talk was inspirational, everyone attending, mostly women were inspired by her reflections on her various leadership roles in particular that while working in very male dominated fields she has remained true to herself and her gender. It was also very personal and we appreciated her reflections about her husbands, daughters and her own health journeys. Those thoughts made the audience feel as if she was speaking directly to each and every one of us individually. Thank you Susan for sharing your life stories with emergency nurses and educators.
Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society 

The audience was spellbound while Susan was speaking. They involved themselves in questioning and the feedback was unanimously positive. Thank you for being so inspirational.
Casey Cardinia Principals' Network

Very professional and presented across a variety of topics. The audience obviously loved it as she received a standing ovation!
City of Monash

Susan’s warmth and belief in women in sport and her commitment to Diabetes research really resonated with the audience and guaranteed a successful gala event!
QGSSSA

Thank you so much for all your help in hosting Susan at our “Connecting Women” lunch on May 25th – it was an incredible moment to hear her speak, and the room gave her a standing ovation. My hair is standing up on end just remembering it. All the feedback we’ve had is just overwhelmingly glowing about the impact of Susan’s words. Thank you.
Chief Executive Officer
BioMelbourne Network

l would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your presentation to the Advancing Local Leadership Forum that was held at the Victoria Police Centre on Tuesday 29 May 2018. The feedback from attendees has been outstanding; you provided a great deal of reflection and inspiration to the members in attendance. Many of them commented on the value of you story and perspective, particularly your views on life, health and the resilience that you display. The value you place on finding what makes you passionate; giving back when you can, and doing the most you can with each opportunity your are given will resonate with so many. Once again thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to assist with the development of our leaders. I am extremely grateful for the contribution you made to the forum.
Assistant Commissioner, Eastern Region
Victoria Police

Nothing has proven to be too hard for this wonderful and inspirational lady.  Overcoming many challenges, Susan reminded us that with hard work and passion, you can almost achieve anything. Thank you for an amazing evening Susan, you certainly had us all in awe.
City of Melton

Insightful-focused on being resilient and also strength in leadership through vulnerability.
Australian Education Union

Susan is the epitome of strength, courage, conviction and generosity. Her passion, devotion, influence & encouragement continues to inspire everyone she meets. The entire room gave her a standing ovation, (most in tears). All guests were in awe and inspired by her invaluable contribution as a visionary leader, mother, wife and beautiful, intelligent and passionate woman. Despite what challenges and hardship life throws at you Susan motivates everyone to draw a sense of purpose from. Life is precious – Never Give Up!!
Chic Productions

Susan was very approachable, engaging and presented an inspiring and motivating presentation.
City of Melton

What an incredibly inspirational woman Susan is. I’ve never received such positive feedback from everyone in attendance. We all walked out of that room with our heads held a bit higher. Susan was amazing, down to earth and such a pleasure!
CSR Lightweight Systems

Susan was a gracious and truly inspirational speaker, who left a palpable impression on the whole room. We valued Susan’s willingness to share so candidly about her story. Truly humbling and inspiring. We could not have been happier.
Frankston City Council

Susan’s warmth and response to the guests of the evening was fantastic.  Her speech was extremely well received and I have had many comments on what an inspiring female she is to the younger generation as to what you can achieve if you are willing to work.
Rotary Club Glen Waverley

Susan, or Sue as she said she preferred, was a tour de force. Sue worked the room engaging with many people in the audience prior to her presentation. When it was her turn to speak, she drew breath and then fired a compelling non-stop account of her amazing life. She captivated a sophisticated audience and contributed hugely to the success of the night, which was an AFL themed evening, but which focussed on Diversity and the contribution of Women; The Indigenous Community and The LGBTI community. Her talk reflected and enforced this theme in a way that was better than we hoped.
Latrobe University

Sue’s key note absolutely exceeded all of our expectations (and more!) – Sue was inspiring, funny, frank and passionate. Everyone in the audience took something from the conversation.
Tabcorp

Susan was a fabulous presenter and wonderful to work with leading up to and during the event.  She spoke passionately and was very well received by our audience.
Parks and Leisure Australia

Susan is a brilliant speaker and was the highlight of our conference. Everyone in the audience was touched by her story. I highly recommend Susan to anyone looking for a professional and memorable keynote speaker.
Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Ltd

Professional, engaging and inspiring.
City of Melton

Articulate and inspiring woman.
Newcrest Mining Limited

Sue was a magnificent speaker. Inspiring and humble. A rare combination. She received a standing ovation!!
Oldham Naidoo Lawyers

Very engaging and inspirational.
Ambulance Victoria

Thank you for your involvement and contribution at The 2017 Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium event in Melbourne last week. Firstly, we would like to say a heartfelt thank you for your participation.  We were thrilled that you were able to join us, and hope you enjoyed your time at the event! Your presentation and insights were extremely well received by all and had a huge impact on making the event as successful as it was. The feedback from the event has been overwhelmingly positive with many delegates commenting that the 2 days have assisted them greatly in developing leadership capability, enabling career progression, finding resolutions to problems and building leadership resilience. Thank you once again for devoting your time to this important national program!
General Manager, Events
The 2017 Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium

Heartfelt and genuine. Lots of emotion in the room.
City West Water