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Heidi Ganahl | Keynote Speaker

One of the best-known Entrepreneur and Community Leader in Colorado, Elected Member of the University of Colorado Board

Heidi Ganahl


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Heidi Ganahl I Keynote Speaker

Heidi Ganahl is one of Colorado’s best-known entrepreneurs and community leaders!

Heidi has faced extraordinary adversity in her life. Beginning with the loss of her husband at the age of 27, to losing a million-dollar insurance settlement, Heidi’s entrepreneurial spirit and extraordinary leadership skills helped her pick herself up and build a $100 million brand in the pet and franchise industry.

Camp Bow Wow was named to the Inc 500/5000 fastest growing company list five years in a row. Heidi was named one of Fortune magazine’s 10 Most Promising Entrepreneurs recently, and Parade magazine called her one of the top women entrepreneurs in the country.

Heidi is passionate about giving back. She was just elected as a University of Colorado Regent, and is on various other boards focused on entrepreneurship and education. Heidi also founded the Fight Back Foundation to positively tackle the most pressing issues facing our kids today.

Heidi is married to Jason, one of the top BBQ cooks in the country, and owner of GQUE BBQ restaurant near Boulder. They have four kids – Tori, Hollie, and twins Jack and Jenna! She often speaks about her journey and her commitment to keeping the American dream alive and well for future generations.

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Heidi Ghanal

Entrepreneur, community leader and philanthropist Heidi Ghanal shares her insights into dealing with adversity and the art of the comeback. Heidi is the CEO of an award winning, multimillion-dollar business which was founded at a time when she faced intense professional and personal adversity. Heidi is passionate about giving back to society and has successfully managed to transform negative experiences into a thriving business and an asset to the community. Mixing astute business sense with a desire to give back Heidi is also the driving force behind two very important social initiatives: Shefactor and Fightback Foundation. She is a truly inspiring speaker who urges the audience to follow their passion, consider that impact and turn their gaze outward.