We want to EMPOWER & INSPIRE YOUR Entrepreneurial Mindset!!

Networking with Professionals in Business, Government, and Non-Profit

The 5th Annual Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders event hosted by Red Rocks Community College provides students the opportunity to learn from successful leaders in our professional community. This year, a keynote speaker, Heidi Ganahl, will kick off the conversation with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship. This event coincides with the launch of our new Entrepreneur Center and will be facilitated by Ron Slinger, Executive Director, Red Rocks Community College Foundation. Professionals is the audience will be invited to share their experiences with students following the keynote address when lunch and refreshments will be served in an informal setting to encourage networking among professionals and students.

Event Details

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Where: Community Room, RRCC, Lakewood Campus

STUDENT ONLY pre-event workshop

9:45am           Check-in
10-11am         Networking warm-up workshop

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders MAIN EVENT

10:45am          Event Registration
11am-12pm    Event kickoff and Keynote Speaker
12 – 1pm          Lunch and Networking
1 pm                 3-credit class drawing, must be present to win

Keynote Speaker

Heidi Ganahl Biography

Our destiny is created by how we respond to life’s events...

Fear of change will paralyze you; welcoming change will allow you to evolve... Heidi’s entrepreneurial spirit and extraordinary leadership skills have made her the Top Dog of Camp Bow Wow the $100 million leader in the pet and franchise industries.

I don’t believe we necessarily “control our own destiny.” I believe our destiny is created by how we respond to life’s events.

Heidi Ganahl is one of the country’s most extraordinary, respected and in-demand women entrepreneurs. She regularly lends advice to everyone from top executives to the local professional with just a dream and an idea. And she does it all with style and sophistication. Heidi has triumphed over staggering adversity. Beginning with the tragic loss of her first husband at the young age of 27, to losing a million-dollar insurance settlement, Heidi’s entrepreneurial spirit and extraordinary leadership skills have helped her pick herself up and emerge as a Top Dog of Camp Bow Wow, the $100 million leader in the pet and franchise industry.

Heidi is passionate about giving back, especially when it comes to education.  She is on the Board of Directors for the following organizations: 

  • University of Colorado Foundation 
  • Bow Wow Buddies Foundation 
  • Common Sense Policy Roundtable 
  • Job Creators Network 
  • Colorado Succeeds 
  • Golden View Classical Academy 
  • Colorado Enterprise Fund 
  • Soul Days Foundation 

In 2014, Heidi launched her non-profit Moms Fight Back.  Moms Fight Back is a community of powerful and passionate Colorado moms who are banding together, online and in their neighborhoods, to tackle the most pressing issues facing our kids today.    

In 2016, Heidi was elected to the University of Colorado’s Board of Regents, holding one of two Regent-at-Large positions at the university.

Heidi has received numerous accolades and features in the press including:

Heidi's energetic and inspiring talks are lessons learned from the years building Camp Bow Wow, from the first camp which opened in Denver in 2000 to a $100 million business with more than 200 franchisees in 40 states and Canada, to the value of giving back and the art of the comeback. Your audiences will love hearing the war stories from this 16 years of struggle and hard work to attain her status as the leader of the pack in the pet industry.

Heidi’s landmark keynote is her TEDx talk, The Art of the Comeback, but she also speaks on other entrepreneurial topics, found here: http://www.speakermatch.com/profile/heidiganahl/

Register Here

PROFESSIONALS click here to register

STUDENTS click here to register

Or call 303.914.6608