- to

Resiliency is about emerging from hardships, strengthened, and more resourceful than we were before. When Inc. Magazine asked the CEO’s behind the 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S. which qualities they attributed to their success, grit and resilience most often topped the list (alongside risk-taking and thinking big). Whether an aspiring entrepreneur, existing small business owner, or the CEO behind one of the fastest-growing companies in the nation, those who adjust better to change are more likely to create and sustain a successful company through the many challenges of owning and operating a business, especially during disasters and economic downturns.

Join us for a candid conversation with Gay Gaddis, founder of Austin-based T3, as we discuss what it means to be a resilient business owner.

About Gay Gaddis

Gay Gaddis is the founder of T3, an innovative digital and marketing agency that rose to national prominence under her leadership for over 30 years, acquired by LRW Group in 2019. An active spokesperson, artist, and writer, Gaddis is the celebrated author of Cowgirl Power: How to Kick Ass in Business & Life and is a regular contributor to Forbes and part of Fortune’s Powerful Women Insider Network. Gaddis is the first female Chairman of the Texas Business Leadership Council, former Chairman of The Committee of 200 (C200), an immediate past board member for Monotype Imaging Holdings, Inc. and is on the Board of Directors of the Texas Cultural Trust and The University of Texas’ alumni association Texas Exes. As an artist, Gaddis’ bold and vibrant paintings have been shown in several prestigious galleries around the country including a solo show at The Curator Gallery in New York City, featured in Paper Magazine and by Texas Monthly magazine naming Gaddis as one of the “Top Ten Artists to Collect Now.” Gaddis and her husband own and operate the Double Heart Ranch in the Texas Hill Country, which houses their most recent endeavor, Fossil Ridge Creative Center, a retreat venue for thinking, creativity, and collaboration.


Free to attend

Register for Chat with a Dynamic Austin CEO: Gay Gaddis


The City of Austin is proud to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. For assistance please contact (512) 974-1897 or Relay Texas 7-1-1.


Chat with a Dynamic Austin CEO: Gay Gaddis standing in a green field next to longhorns on a cloudy day