Who We Are

Seneca Point Global is a unique organization built on a growing body of research from the public and private sectors demonstrating that women are fast emerging as one of the most powerful and influential demographics the world has ever seen – poised to rival China or India. We work with governments, companies, philanthropic institutions and individuals who understand that today, a global women’s strategy is key to opportunity, growth and progress anywhere in the world.

"We need to unlock a vital source of growth… Increase women’s participation in the economy and enhancing their efficiency and productivity, we can have a dramatic impact on the competitiveness and growth of our economies."

                                          – Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton
                                             2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

Founding Partners 

Our expertise relating to women and girls spans the public and private sectors in developed and developing nations, encompassing government affairs, corporate strategy, communications, philanthropy and law. Our team is led by founding partners Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli, who are authors of the forthcoming book (Fall 2015), Fast Foward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose.

Ambassador Melanne Verveer

Ambassador Melanne Verveer serves as the Co-Founder of Seneca Women and Executive Director of Georgetown University's Institute for Women, Peace and Security. In 2009 President Obama appointed Melanne Verveer to be the first ever Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues at the US State Department. Ambassador Verveer worked on behalf of Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to coordinate foreign policy issues and activities. Read more



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 Law School’s Avon Global Center for Women and Justice, 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. Read more


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