Kim K. Azzarelli is a senior business, philanthropic and legal advisor with significant experience in launching and leading corporate and philanthropic initiatives relating to women and girls. Ms. Azzarelli currently serves as President, Women in the World, Strategy, Partnerships and Philanthropy, which she co-founded with Tina Brown, Editor-in-Chief of the Newsweek Daily Beast Company and founder of the Women in the World Summit. She is also a founding partner of Seneca Point Global, a global women’s strategy firm led by Ambassador Melanne Verveer. Prior to her work at the Newsweek Daily Beast Company and Seneca Point Global, Ms. Azzarelli has held senior legal and philanthropic roles at organizations including Goldman Sachs, where she led Goldman Sachs Gives, the billion dollar donor advised fund, advising individuals and organizations on high-impact philanthropy. Ms. Azzarelli has also launched significant brand development, CSR and philanthropic programs for Avon Products Inc., the global direct selling company, where she served as Vice President, Legal and Public Affairs and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Avon, Ms. Azzarelli worked for the law firm of Latham and Watkins where she practiced corporate and securities law, advising global companies on corporate finance, venture capital and general company representation matters.
Ms. Azzarelli began her career at JP Morgan as a financial analyst and is a graduate of Cornell Law School, Cornell University and Friends Seminary in New York where she was born and raised. She is the co-founder and Chair of the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School and serves on the Board of the Avon Foundation for Women. Ms. Azzarelli serves as an adjunct professor at Cornell Law School and is an author on matters relating to women and girls, most recently co-authoring Sustainable Development, “Rule of Law and the Impact of Women Judges” with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. She has also co-authored “At Davos Investing in Women Emerges as a Business Strategy,” with Ambassador Melanne Verveer.