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Heidi GanahlColorado Regent and Founder of SheFactor and Camp Bow WowSheFactor and Camp Bow Wow

Heidi Ganahl is the founder of SHEFACTOR, the Fight Back Foundation, and Camp Bow Wow, where she turned a lifelong passion for dogs into the largest pet care franchise in the world. Under Heidi’s leadership, the $100 million brand hit the Inc. 500/5000 list five years in a row, and grew to include more than 200 franchisees across 40 states and Canada. Heidi also founded it’s sister charity, the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation, which has re-homed over 10,000 pups and raised a million dollars for animal health causes since it started. She has also faced extraordinary adversity in her life, beginning with the loss of her husband at the age of 27. Heidi then lost a million- dollar insurance settlement, but her entrepreneurial spirit and extraordinary leadership skills helped her pick herself up and build Camp Bow Wow. It has now inspired her to build SHEFACTOR—a brand that aims to impact millions of young women by empowering them to pursue a life that they are passionate about. Ganahl has been named one of Fortune magazine’s 10 Most Promising Entrepreneurs, and Parade magazine included her in their list of the top women entrepreneurs in the country. She’s passionate about giving back and founded the Fight Back Foundation on to positively tackle the most pressing issues facing our kids today. In addition, she is a statewide elected official, serving on the University of Colorado Board of Regents, as well as a Director on the following boards; Common Sense Policy Roundtable Job Creators Network (Chair) CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Colorado Teach for America Colorado 2019 Champion of Change for SheFactor (Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce) 2019 Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Colorado (Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce) 2018 Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Colorado 2016 Colorado Brave Leader Award (Colorado Business Roundtable) 2014 Fortune Most Promising Women Entrepreneur 2009-2014 Inc 500/5000 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Semi-Finalist 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 2007-2014 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 2010 WPO/AmEx Open – Top 50 Fastest Growing Women-Led Companies (#10) 2010 #39 in Inc Magazine “Top Consumer Product and Service Companies” 2009 Denver Business Journal’s Colorado Business Woman of the Year 2008 Stevie Award for Top Entrepreneur and for Top Company 2009 Top 50 Colorado Companies to Watch 2009 Colorado Biz “One of the Top 100 Woman Owned Companies” 2009 Entrepreneur Magazine “One of America’s Top 50 Fastest Growing Woman Led Companies”