Women’s Leadership Summit

Womens Leadership Summit


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Leadership Summit Speakers

Heidi Ganahl

Heidi Ganahl is best known as the founder of Camp Bow Wow, the country’s largest pet care franchise.  

Heidi has faced extraordinary adversity in her life. She responded by turning her life-long passion for dogs into Camp Bow Wow, a $100 million brand, which she sold 2 years ago and still remains involved with.

Heidi recently received the 2016 Colorado Brave Leader Award and was chosen as one of Fortune’s 10 Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs.

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 recently launched her own non-profits, Moms Fight Back, and Families Fight Back to positively tackle the most pressing issues facing our kids today. 

Heidi is married to Jason, one of the top competitive BBQ cooks in the country, who recently opened GQUE, a new restaurant in Westminster.  They have four kids – Tori, Hollie and twins, Jack and Jenna!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hganahl 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/heidiganahl 
Web Site for Heidi: http://www.heidiganahl.com

Leala MLeala McGinnis

Before stripping down into a bikini for stage competition, Leala Luna McGinnis, a nationally qualified NPC bodybuilding athlete, chose to shed society’s typical approach toward attaining physical beauty. By implementing a balanced three-pronged approach of Mind, Spirit, Body, she rapidly achieved optimal physical results. We are more than just our bodies. Balance = Beautiful Health.

Leala Luna McGin­nis, 21, is the CEO/Founder/Publisher of Miss Strong, a global wellness company and online community for women. The company is ded­i­cated to empow­er­ing women by challenging their dis­cov­ery of beauty in strength, and devel­op­ing strength in all aspects of life; by promoting self-love and uniting the mind, body, heart and soul. By bring­ing “Real. Raw. Relat­able” wellness advice and train­ing philoso­phies to women, Leala aims to teach women how to feel strong while main­tain­ing sus­tain­able and whole­some living. 

Currently a scholar for business and entrepreneurship at Watson University, Leala recently launched the 10,000 Women Project; a global campaign aimed at redefining #WhatIsRealStrength. She is also obtaining her teaching license and BFA in Adventure Photography at the University of Colorado Boulder, and enjoys motivational speaking, writing, and change making. 

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

TEDX Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c026tP0a04o
Website: http://10thousandwomen.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LittleMissStrong/

Sarah MSarah Michel

Sarah is an Experience Architect who has been working in the meetings industry for over 15 years to create dynamic audience experiences. Her vast knowledge of next-generation learning and facilitation skills help design dynamic meetings that guarantee more participation, opportunities for networking and peer-to-peer interactions to assure a return on attendance.

Sarah is Vice President of Professional Connexity for Velvet Chainsaw Consulting helping organizations deliver on the networking promise at face to face meetings. She is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) awarded by the National Speakers Association and a nationally recognized expert on networking and the creator of the NetWORTHing® process.

Sarah has keynoted and facilitated for audiences and organizations around the world on how to be a more effective connector and the author of Perfecting Connecting©, A Guide to Mastering Networking in the Workplace and coauthor of the e-book, Conference Connexity.

She lives with her family in Colorado Springs were she is an active volunteer in her community.