Seneca Women Conversations on Power and Purpose

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Hosted by Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli, of Seneca Women, this weekly podcast features fascinating conversations with leaders who are using their power for purpose to accelerate women while building a better world.

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See you in 2020!

We hope you’ve enjoyed the first season of Seneca Women Conversations on Power and Purpose. We’re taking a short break for the holidays but will be back with new episodes in the New Year. Happy Holidays!

Dec 18, 2019
Muhammad Yunus and Chelsea Clinton on the Power of Social Businesses

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus has helped millions of women lift themselves out of poverty through his pioneering concept: microfinance. He built Grameen Bank on the principle that access to capital is a fundamental human right. Yunus sat down with Chelsea Clinton at the Seneca Women Forum to discuss the incredible work that earned him the Nobel, how social business can solve some of the world's toughest problems and why a shift in perspective can change "it can't be done" to "it works!"

Dec 11, 2019
James Quincey on Partnerships for Good

The Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, James Quincey knows the economic power of women—as consumers, as participants in the global supply chain, and as employees and leaders at Coca-Cola. James joins Kim Azzarelli to discuss how Coca-Cola is partnering to empower women worldwide, and why it is time to complete the journey to equality.

Dec 04, 2019
Dr. Jane Salmon & Dr. Fanny Elahi on the Future of Women’s Health

Alzheimer’s might be considered a "women's disease." Did you know that women make up 2/3 of new Alzheimer’s patients and comprise 60% of unpaid caregivers for those with the disease? And the Alzheimer's epidemic is just one example of why there needs to be a "women's lens" on medical research. Dr. Jane Salmon and Dr. Fanny Elahi join Kim Azzarelli to discuss why adding more women to medical research — both as scientists and subjects — is urgent for everyone’s health.



Nov 27, 2019
Jean Pascal Tricoire on the Future of Work

Gender equality is critical for any company that wants to succeed today. Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and CEO of Schneider Electric, a global energy company, joins Kim Azzarelli to talk about how diversity drives innovation, the concrete steps businesses can take to foster gender equality, and what the future of work looks like for women.


Nov 20, 2019
Diane Von Furstenburg on Designing Your Future With Purpose

Fashion icon, businesswoman and philanthropist Diane Von Furstenberg is a Woman #InCharge. She joins Melanne Verveer to discuss her number one tip on finding strength and confidence, the magic wand we all possess, and practical steps anyone can take to design a future with purpose.

Nov 13, 2019
Marc Pritchard on the Power Of Advertising

As Chief Brand Officer of P&G, Marc Pritchard, helps lead an organization that reaches 5-billion people daily. He talks to Kim Azzarelli about how P&G is using the power of advertising to change the narrative about women and girls, how companies can be a force for good and a force for growth – and why sometimes you just have to take a stand.

Nov 06, 2019
Mary Robinson on Women Leading Climate Justice

The first woman President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, talks to Melanne Verveer about why climate change is a women’s issue, how female leadership can save the planet, and the simple thing that each of us can do right now that will help shape the future.

Oct 30, 2019
Andrea Jung on the Power of Women's Networks

Never underestimate the power of women’s networks. In this episode, hear from Andrea Jung, CEO of Grameen America, former CEO of Avon and the first woman to be appointed to the Board of Directors of Apple. In conversation with Kim Azzarelli at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Andrea tells how she’s using her power for purpose to advance women entrepreneurs and why she is optimistic about the future of women’s leadership.

Oct 23, 2019
Tory Burch on Putting Purpose First

You can put purpose at the center of your business and succeed; that's what Tory Burch learned when she created a global brand that also empowers and supports women entrepreneurs. Tory's other inspiring message: We should all "embrace our ambition." Hear Tory's conversation with Melanne Verveer at Seneca Women's forum at NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Oct 16, 2019
Valerie Jarrett on When Women Lead

We know Valerie Jarrett as the longest, and closest, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. How did she make her way to the White House? And what leadership lessons does she have to pass along? Valerie joins Seneca Women at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to discuss the power of professional networks, effective ways to make progress and pursuing a fulfilling career path.



Oct 09, 2019
Arianna Huffington on When Women Thrive

Arianna Huffington tells why our always-on lifestyle isn’t working—and how to fix it. Here's her conversation with Melanne Verveer, at Seneca Women’s recent Fast Forward Forum at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Get tips, and learn microsteps, to avoid burnout, live healthier and happier, and even be more productive.

Oct 02, 2019
Madeleine Albright on Women, Foreign Policy and the Role of Technology

As the first woman to be US Secretary of State -- Madeleine Albright knows better than anyone about the challenges women face to get their voice heard and the importance of using their power for purpose. This conversation was recorded at the 2018 Seneca Women’s annual Fast Forward Forum at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Sep 27, 2019