Gay Gaddis is Founder and CEO of T3—The Think Tank—one of the largest independent woman-owned advertising agencies in the world. T3 is a top innovation firm with offices nationwide creating innovative digital marketing programs for Fortune 200 clients. Gay has been nationally recognized for the unique family-friendly policies she initiated at T3. She serves on the Board of Directors of Monotype Imaging Holdings, Inc., sits on the Dean’s Advisory Council to The University of Texas McCombs School of Business, is the first female Chairman of the Texas Business Leadership Council and is former Chairman of The Committee of 200 (C200), a top women’s business organization that advances women’s leadership in business. She is also a board member of The Foundation for a Globally Competitive Texas. An active spokesperson, writer and artist, Gay is a regular contributor to Forbes and part of ;Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women Insider Network. She has received numerous awards and honors including Fast Company’s “Top 25 Women Business Builders,” Inc. magazine’s “Top 10 Entrepreneurs of the Year,” and C200’s Luminary Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence.
Gay embodies the definition of trailblazer, and published her first book, Cowgirl Power, where she shows us How to Kick Ass in Business and in Life. In her book, Gay shares her personal lessons, experiences, and determination, as well as those of her true heroines, generations of spirited cowgirls who displayed the same grit and competitive nature. These cowgirls are our trail guides through her book.