Distinguished Alumnus Acceptance Speech

In the fall of 2022, Gay Gaddis was a recipient of the University of Texas’s highest honor, the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Listen to Gay’s as she accepts this award and shares her story about the importance of blazing trails, embellishing the work that has been done before us, and leaving the world a better place than we found it.

PechaKucha Austin 

PechaKucha Night Austin is part of the global PechaKucha Night phenomenon. Together with Art Alliance Austin, DJ Stout and Lana McGilvray present the Austin edition of “PechaKucha Night,” a controlled creative convergence.

T3 Reunion 

A few years after T3’s acquisition by the LRW Group in 2019, a committee of T3 alumni reunited to ‘get the band back together.’ Hosting an epic party for past employees from around the country, the reunion celebrated over 30 years of the T3 legacy of “kick ass work for clients who want to kick ass.”

Distinguished Alumnus Award Tribute Video 

The University of Texas bestowed its highest honor to Gay Gaddis with a Distinguished Alumnus Award. This tribute video profiles her journey as a small town girl to building the largest independent female-owned advertising agency in the country.

Banner Brunch Keynote hosted by the Women Communicators of Austin

As a recipient of the Liz Carpenter Lifetime Achievement, Gay Gaddis hosts the keynote at the WCA’s 49th Annual Banner Brunch as a recipient of the Liz Carpenter Lifetime Achievement.

Third Way Podcast Featuring Gay Gaddis

From the defining the term “power” and common ways we consciously or unconsciously disempower ourselves, to how to strategically kick ass as a leader, The Third Way podcaster Justin Foster and Gay Gaddis share their insights on questions every entrepreneur asks themselves in their business journey.

Richard W. Weekley Public Policy Leadership Award Tribute Video

Gay Gaddis was honored by the Texas Business Leadership Council with the Richard W. Weekley Public Policy Leadership Award. This tribute video shares her journey in building and leading the largest female-owned advertising in the U.S. and her entrepreneurial leadership and efforts in advancing business in the state of Texas.

How to Innovate Using Personality Assessment Tools

Gay Gaddis shares experiences early in her career and how learning how to leverage personality assessment tools was the key to her personal success and in building innovative teams as the founder of T3, an award-winning digital advertising agency.

Learning the Business of Art

Founder, Author & Artist, Gay Gaddis joins Executive Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Texas, Jan Ryan for a fireside chat with University of Texas College of Fine Arts students. Together they discuss how to take cues from the business world when building an art

Keynote highlights hosted by the Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Highlights of Gay Gaddis’ keynote address as part of the “Women of Influence Conference” hosted by the Tampa Chamber of Commerce in Florida.

‘Gaddis Saves LBJ Presidential Boat’ by Texas Country Reporter

Texas Country Reporter’s Bob Phillips reports on-location at the Gaddis’ Double Heart Ranch to view the newly-restored 1964 Glastron boat, previously owned by the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson.

A Cup of Ambition with the Houston Breakfast Club

Gay discusses pitfalls with the hybrid work format, the post-pandemic labor shortage and the “adjacent possible” and reinventing her career.

National Charity League Mother Daughter Tea

Gay Gaddis welcomes mothers and daughters and shares her lessons learned as a working parent of three. Hosted by the National Charity League, the event brings families together for community services projects, leadership training and cultural experiences.

Stan Talks: Hiring Tips

Gay Gaddis share insights on how to get hired in an edition of “Stan Talks” by The Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations.

BlondeTalks Motivation 

A conversation with entrepreneur, author, artist and trailblazer Gay Gaddis and hosted by author and co-founder of Exit 14 apparel Nana Brew Hammond.

Women in the Workplace Panel Discussion

Women in the Workforce panel discussion, hosted by Texas Business Leadership Council.

The Art of Business & Business of the Arts

The Art of Business & Business of the Arts: A Conversation with Gay Gaddis and Texas Monthly’s Tom Foster

Gay Gaddis | Founder. Author. Artist. Trailblazer.

An overview video on T3 Founder, Author, Artist and Trailblazer, Gay Gaddis.

The Rotary Club of Austin

A fireside chat with The Rotary Club of Austin.

McCombs Hall of Fame Tribute Video

Gay Gaddis was inducted into the McCombs Hall of Fame as the 11th female and only fine arts graduate to be accepted. This tribute video shares her journey in building and leading the largest female-owned advertising in the U.S. and the secrets to her success.

Digital Solutions at Social Media Week

Gay Gaddis shares insights into digital marketing as the founder of T3 at Social Media Austin.

Interview by Texas Monthly Executive Editor Skip Hollandsworth

Gay Gaddis discusses her art inspiration with Texas Monthly Executive Editor Skip Hollandsworth.

Cowgirl Power: About the book

Gay Gaddis shares her book “Cowgirl Power: How to Kick Ass in Business & LIfe”

Virtual Tour of Gay’s Hill Country Studio and Art Gallery

A virtual tour of Gay’s private art studio and gallery, Fossil Ridge, hosted by Texas Cultural Trust and Texas Monthly.

Gay Gaddis’s One-Woman Art Show in NYC

Founder of NYC’s Curator Gallery, Ann Moore interviews Gay Gaddis at her one-woman art show entitled “Sky Descending.”

Harness Your Superpowers at CreativeMornings Austin

Gay Gaddis shares her business insights at CreativeMornings Austin, a series of events hosted by some of the world’s leading creative minds in marketing, communications and advertising.

Kicks off “Candid Conversation” with Texans Can Academics

Gay Gaddis inspires students statewide with her story, wisdom and passion for learning one’s strengths to empower others.

At the Worrell Gallery in Santa Fe

Gay Gaddis welcomes art collectors at the Worrell Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico as she shows recent collections on display.

Every Drop is Precious at Double Heart Ranch

A short film about Gay Gaddis, and her passion and legacy in water conservation on her Texas Hill Country ranch.

Double Heart Ranch in Texas Hill Country

A bird’s eye view of Double Heart Ranch, home to Gay Gaddis’s private gallery and art studio. Gay and her husband, Lee manage the Double Heart Ranch in the Texas Hill Country, raising Texas Longhorn cattle, Boer goats and Border Collies.

McCombs Hall of Fame: Gay Gaddis Acceptance Speech

Gay Gaddis accepts a Hall of Fame award by the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas as the 11th female and only fine arts major in the award’s history.

Work Life Balance: It’s Not Complicated

Founder & President of JohnGSelf + Partners, Inc.