Rebecca Nicholas, Vice President of PowerUp Innovation and Support, Capital One

Rebecca Nicholas, Advancing Women Executives Leader

Rebecca Nicholas, Advancing Women Executives Leader

Rebecca Nicholas is Vice President of PowerUp Innovation and Support at Capital One. She and her team are focused on improving the everyday support experience for Capital One’s workforce through key end user touch points, including the PowerUp Bar’s on-site IT centers, service desk innovations and knowledge management, device lifecycle management, executive / event support and field services operations. 

Holding numerous leadership positions in her 26 year career with Capital One and HP, Rebecca has worked both within Finance and IT. She is a natural champion and advocate for employees, and in 2012 while at HP, she helped found the trailblazing IT Employee Experience Services organization, where the needs of internal customers are central. This transformation drove employee engagement scores to improve by over 40%.

Rebecca earned her Bachelor’s Degree from San Jose State University and is based in San Francisco. She is the proud mother of a daughter and a son who both also work in the technology industry. Rebecca is an avid reader and soccer fan who loves to watch games occurring anywhere in the world.

Jennifer Sutton, Senior Vice President of Internal Audits, New York Power Authority

Jennifer Sutton, Advancing Women Executives Leader

Jennifer Sutton, Advancing Women Executives Leader

Jennifer Sutton is Senior Vice President of Internal Audits at The New York Power Authority (NYPA). The NYPA is the nation’s largest state power organization, with 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. Its low-cost power supports hundreds of thousands of jobs statewide while reducing costs for the public sector.  

Jennifer and her team direct the Internal Audits program for NYPA, oversee the preparation of the annual internal audit plan, and direct the execution of internal audits.  Throughout the year, Internal Audit regularly evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of financial, information technology and operating controls. It also reinforces NYPA’s unstinting focus on effective internal controls and compliance requirements.  Over the past two years, NYPA Internal Audit, under Jennifer's leadership, has changed its mission and has undergone a substantial  transformation to help the Authority proactively manage risk and improve the control environment. NYPA  has hired auditors who possess business customer-centric skills, are technologically-independent and know how to meet objective, well-recognized standards.  As the utility industry continues to evolve,  NYPA’s Internal Audit is deeply engaged in  developing new business  models and strategy.  

A resident of Westchester, Jennifer previously held multiple positions at Pfizer, culminating with her role as Director of the Global Risk, Compliance and Control Group, where she worked with colleagues from more than 100 markets to ensure that the monitoring activities and special projects under the global Foreign Corrupt Practice Act were executed. She had previously been a Internal Audit Regulatory Compliance Manager at KPMG.  

Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and is a certified public accountant in New York.

Kim Kelleher, Chief Business Officer, Conde Nast

Kim Kelleher, Advancing Women Executives Leader

Kim Kelleher, Advancing Women Executives Leader

Kim Kelleher is the Chief Business Officer of Glamour, Allure, Brides, Teen Vogue, and Self. She was named head of the Conde Nast brands in 2017. Most recently, Kim served as Chief Revenue Officer and Publisher of Wired Media Group, which includes Ars Technica, Backchannel and WIRED.

Kim's career in media, marketing, and advertising spans more than 20 years. Before joining Wired Media Group, she was President of Say Media. Prior to that, she was Worldwide Publisher of Time magazine. During her tenure, she was named Advertising Age’s Publisher of the Year in October 2011. Kelleher also served as Vice President and Publisher of Sports Illustrated, where she was the first female executive to lead Sports Illustrated advertising sales in the history of the brand. Previously, she was Vice President and Publisher of Self and was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement, the industry’s premier award for outstanding young advertising professionals.

She is also active in many philanthropic initiatives. She is currently vice chair of the American Advertising Federation and serves on numerous boards including: Upworthy; the Board of Governors of Cancer and Careers; the charitable arm of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW); the John A. Reisenbach Foundation; New York Women in Communications; and the University of Wisconsin– Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Kim is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison and resides in New York with her husband and two sons.