Gay Gaddis

Gay Gaddis

Founder & CEO Author of Cowgirl Power

Gay cashed in $16,000 in 1989 to create a new breed of agency. Today, Gay is actively involved in T3 and as a writer and on women’s leadership, company culture and entrepreneurship. Her book, Cowgirl Power, was released in January 2018. It shares insights and examples for women to develop personal power and lead like fearless cowgirls.

Gay serves on the board of Monotype Imaging Holdings, Inc., the Dean’s Advisory Council to The University of Texas McCombs School of Business and the board member of The Foundation for a Globally Competitive Texas. She is the first female Chairman of the Texas Business Leadership Council and former Chairman of The Committee of 200 (C200), a top women’s business organization.

She is a regular contributor to Forbes and part of Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women Insider Network. Her awards include 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 and her husband own and operate the Double Heart Ranch in the Texas Hill Country. Her Texas landscape paintings have hung in New York City galleries and she was recently recognized by Texas Monthly as one of the top ten artists to collect.