Heidi Ganahl is an entrepreneur and CEO, mom of four, and was the Republican nominee for Colorado Governor in 2022.

Her story is outlined by extraordinary adversity in her life. Beginning with the loss of her husband at the age of 27, and financial hardships, she picked up my entrepreneurial spirit and channeled her passion for business to help her get back up and ultimately become the “Top Dog” and founder of Camp Bow Wow, the Fight Back Foundation, Moms Fight Back, and SheFactor.

Camp Bow Wow was named to the Inc 500/5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the country five years in a row. As a result of our success, she was named one of Fortune magazine’s 10 Most Promising Entrepreneurs and among the “Top Women Entrepreneurs in the Country” by Parade Magazine. In 2014, she sold the Camp Bow Wow brand to turn her attention to philanthropy, politics, and other endeavors.

One of my passions is to find ways to give back. In 2016, she was elected statewide as a University of Colorado Regent. She also founded the Fight Back Foundation to tackle the most pressing issues facing our kids today, and in 2019 launched SheFactor with her daughter Tori to inspire and teach twenty-something women how to create a life they love.

Heidi often speaks about her journey and her commitment to keeping the American dream alive and well for future generations. You can learn more by watching her Tedx talk The Art of the Comeback.

She is the proud wife of Jason Ganahl, one of the top BBQ cooks in the country, and leader of GQUE BBQ. Together, they have four kids – Tori, Hollie, and twins Jack and Jenna – a lab named Henry and a kitty named Moo.