Kim K. Azzarelli
Kim K. Azzarelli is a business, philanthropic, and legal advisor focused on advancing women and girls. She is Chair and Co-founder of Cornell Center for Women, Justice, Economy and Technology (Cornell Women JET), and Partner at Seneca Point Global.
Together with Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Ms. Azzarelli founded Seneca Women, a global leadership forum centered on the principle that advancing women and girls will fast forward us to a better world.
Prior to her work with Seneca, Ms. Azzarelli served as Senior Vice President of the Newsweek Daily Beast Company, where she led strategy, partnerships, and philanthropy for Women in the World. She has held senior philanthropic and legal roles at Goldman Sachs and Avon, respectively. At Goldman, 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 an adjunct professor at Cornell Law School, where she teaches Women, Law and the Economy. 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. In fall 2015, Ms. Azzarelli and Ambassador Verveer will publish Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose. Fast Forward chronicles how women are harnessing their growing economic power and leadership to invest in women and girls in order to yield extraordinary dividends for people, organizations, and countries.
Ms. Azzarelli is a graduate of Cornell Law School, Cornell University, and Friends Seminary High School in New York City, where she resides.