Seneca Women is a global leadership platform centered on the principle that advancing women and girls will fast forward us to a more equitable and prosperous world.  Seneca Women focuses on driving impactful media and thought leadership, including at institutions such as the World Economic Forum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the World Bank, the U.S. State Department and the United Nations, among others.

Seneca is led by co-founders Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli, co-authors of the best-selling book Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose.

Seneca Point Global is the world’s leading strategic organization focused on advising Fortune 100 companies and public sector institutions seeking to advance women and girls. For more than two decades, we have worked with companies, media, governments and non-profits to help shape global policy and business practices that create shared value. Seneca’s co-founders have helped launch and/or implement some of the largest media, philanthropic and business initiatives focused on women.

Learn more about the founders and authors, Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli.


Fast Forward Principles


We are on the cusp of a global paradigm shift: women command resources, skills and power at an unprecedented scale. And as they ascend, women are increasingly using their power for purpose.


Power backed by purpose propels women to create success and meaning in their own lives while bringing about a better world—often by advancing other women and girls. 


Connecting with others is the key to turning your power and purpose into action. This can be accomplished through today's women-led networks: purposeful, inclusive and impactful.


Fast Forward Weekly Briefing

Our weekly newsletter provides timely information on news, events and activities that enable every woman to Fast Forward her life. There are inspiring articles on achieving success and meaning, ideas for ways to make a difference for women and girls and updates on women-focused events.


The Book

A guide for women looking to achieve success while finding meaning and purpose in work and life, Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose is filled with the wisdom of more than 70 women leaders, and also offers a hands-on practical toolkit for action. Now in paperback.

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