Kim K. Azzarelli, JD
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. She is Chair and Co-founder of Cornell Law School’s Avon Global Center for Women and Justice, and a Partner at Seneca Point Global. 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 and Women, Law and Technology. She is the co-author of Sustainable Development, Rule of Law and the Impact of Women Judges with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and co-author of the upcoming book Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose with Ambassador Melanne Verveer, and has authored numerous articles on women's economic participation.