Who We Are

Seneca Point Global is a unique organization built on a growing body of research from the World Bank to the United Nations that demonstrates that when women progress, the world progresses. 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.

Our team is led by founding partners Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli, who are authors of the new book, Fast Foward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose.

Through Seneca Women, we also provide engagement opportunities and resources to those interested in advancing women and girls.  We each have a role to play – at every level of business, government, and community. Join us and learn how you can make a difference for women and girls.

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.

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. She is co-author with Kim Azzarelli of the new book Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose and a Founding Partner of Seneca Point Global. 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. Read more



Kim K. Azzarelli

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 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 at Seneca Point Global. Read more


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