Kim Azzarelli is a business, philanthropic, and legal advisor focused on advancing women and girls. Together with Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Ms. Azzarelli is a co-founder of Seneca Women and co-author of the book Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose.
The Seneca Women app is the first app to provide daily inspiration and insights from women leaders; a directory of audio content from the Seneca Women Podcast Network; a marketplace to shop from women-owned businesses; as well as opportunities to participate in women-focused events and activities. Designed to advance women in the economy and around the world, Seneca Women provides the tools, resources and network that women need to fast-forward.
Ms. Azzarelli is the Chair and Co-founder of Cornell Law School’s Center for Women and Justice, and a Partner at Seneca Point Global. Prior to her work with Seneca, she served as Senior Vice President of the Newsweek Daily Beast Company, where she led strategy, partnerships, and philanthropy for Women in the World.
In her prior roles, Ms. Azzarelli held senior philanthropic and legal roles at Goldman Sachs and Avon, respectively. At Goldman Sachs, she led the billion-dollar donor advised fund, Goldman Sachs Gives. At Avon, she served as Vice President, Legal and Public Affairs and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Avon, Ms. Azzarelli practiced corporate and securities law at Latham and Watkins.
Ms. Azzarelli is currently an adjunct professor at Cornell Law School, where she teaches Women, Law and the Economy and Women, Law and Technology. She is an author on matters relating to women and girls, including “Sustainable Development, Rule of Law and the Impact of Women Judges,” co-authored with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and numerous articles on women’s economic participation.
Ms. Azzarelli is a graduate of Cornell Law School, Cornell University, and Friends Seminary High School in New York City, where she resides.