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 new book Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose. She is Chair and Co-founder of Cornell Law School’s Avon Global Center for Women and Justice, and a Partner atSeneca 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 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.
About Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose — Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In ignited a conversation about women and their careers, and resonated with millions of readers. Fast Forward, by two women leaders with experience and access throughout corporate America and around the world, takes the next step. Through interviews with a network of over fifty trailblazing women, it shows women how to accelerate their growing economic power and combine it with purpose to create success and meaning in their lives while building a better world.