Kat Gordon


Kat Gordon is a Creative Director turned social change entrepreneur who has been named "Visionary of the Year" by Advertising Age and one of "30 Most Creative Women in Advertising" by Business Insider. 12 years ago, she launched The 3% Movement to spotlight the enormous underrepresentation of women in creative leadership. Through the movement's events, research and culture consulting, female creative directors now account for 29% of the industry. Kat lives in Napa Valley where she coaches creative leaders and hosts creative retreats. She has two young adult sons and a Black Lab named Trixie.

Contributed Content


Q&A With Gary J. Nix, Founder & Chief Strategist the brandarchist: strategy as a service

Kat reconnected with Gary J. Nix this fall. Here's a bit of their conversation.


Mental health beyond the month of May.

I recently had the pleasure of catching up with Amy Small from Media Cause, and she shared some of their efforts to address mental health.


3% Q&A: The Cre8tors

Kat Gordon recently spoke with Dani Jackson Smith – Founder of The Cre8tors, and Adcolor Awards Rockstar Award Winner. Cone on in and get acquainted!


3% Q&A: ROTATE Residency

ROTATE Residents receive a competitive salary, healthcare benefits, transportation stipend, access to laptops loaded with the full Adobe Creative Suite, curated Speaker Series, as well as organized city events. They also get a Mentor at each company, and will have the opportunity to work on real projects & briefs. Importantly: ROTATE is not only for entry level talent, it is built and designed for all ages to participate.


Perfect is the Enemy of Good

Our embrace of social responsibility can — and must — evolve over time.


Win Free Attendance to the 2017 3% Conference with the Adobe Student Scholar Competition

The Adobe Student Scholar competition enables 12 students to attend The 3% Conference in NYC free of charge. Submission deadline is October 13.


Enter our Student Scholar Competition to Win Free Attendance at The 3% Conference

Huge thanks to Adobe for their ongoing commitment to students being a key part of The 3% movement! The Adobe Student Scholar competition launches today and will enable 12 students to attend The 3% Conference free of charge (including a travel stipend).