Heidi Ganahl founded Camp Bow Wow, a $100 million leader in the pet and franchise industry hitting the Inc 500/5000 list 5 years in a row. For this effort, she has received many accolades including Fortune Magazine’s Top 10 Most Promising Entrepreneurs, and the 2016 Colorado Brave Leader Award.

After selling Camp Bow Wow a few years ago, Ganahl dedicated herself to “giving back”. She was elected in a heated state-wide race to the Board of Regents of the University of Colorado and is on several other boards focusing on entrepreneurship and education.

She created The She Factor app and platform, and authored a book of the same name to give young women important career and personal development tools as they launch their careers.

Heidi also founded the Fight Back Foundation, an incubator built to support social entrepreneurs that want to tackle the most pressing societal issues confronting kids today. In 2015, she was appointed by the Governor of Colorado to the School Safety and Youth in Crisis Committee—established to study issues relating to school safety.

Heidi Ganahl is the Chair of Job Creators Network board, and a leader in workforce development and small business startups.