Pioneering. Crusading. Building something from nothing. That's what fuels the original Real Girl, Kate Thorp. Whether it's signing on with a nascent publisher called CNET, starting one of the first interactive ad agencies or masterminding a media network for women, Kate thrives at the vanguard, stirring up thought and unearthing opportunities.
Most recently, Kate was President, Digital Worldwide of AKQA. During her tenure, AKQA's client list expanded to include ESPN, The Gap, MSN and Coca-Cola's global account. Before joining AKQA, Kate was Chairman and CMO of Carat Interactive, the media giant that acquired Lot21, the agency she had founded. She got her start at the top-tier agencies of McCann Erickson and J. Walter Thompson.