Emerging Women Power Party Boulder
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Shine Restaurant // Boulder, CO
Brilliant Women Igniting Change in the World
~ Networking, Speakers, Food & Beverages ~
Heidi Ganahl, Erin Weed, Dominique Ashaheed & Tama Kieves
Are you on fire with desire to create a life of alignment, authenticity and powerful self-expression through the work that you do? If so, join us as we celebrate the rise of women leaders and entrepreneurs, and the movement towards a more integrated approach to success.
This is an inspirational networking event that will bring together brilliant women ready to influence real change in the world through “the how” of what we do. Women do things differently, and we aim to harness the power of the feminine, kick-ass in our businesses, and create a new paradigm for success.
~ Join the early party on Twitter using #PowerPartyCO ~
6:45-7:15 Power Circles
Heidi Ganahl is the Founder and CEO of Camp Bow Wow, the largest and fastest growing pet care franchise in North America. Through her personal and professional tragedies – from the loss of her young husband, to losing a million dollar insurance settlement – Heidi has faced extraordinary adversity. She responded by turning her life-long passion for dogs into Camp Bow Wow and created The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and health of animals all over the world. In 2003, Heidi started franchising the concept and has now sold over 200 franchises. Today, Camp Bow Wow is one of the largest women owned franchise companies, one of the largest and fastest growing brands in the pet industry, the largest pet care franchise in the world and a $65 million leader in the $53 billion United States pet sector. Outside of leading Camp Bow Wow, Heidi is on the board at the University of Colorado’s Leeds Business School, speaks professionally around the country and runs The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation – Camp Bow Wow’s 501c3 focused on lending a paw to animals in need. Heidi is married to Jason, who travels the competitive BBQ circuit, and the proud mom of Tori, Hollie and one year old twins, Jack and Jenna!
Erin Weed is an award-winning speaker, author and social entrepreneur. Since 2001, her work in global women’s empowerment has been featured on CNN, Fox News, The New York Times and The Washington Post. She is founder of Girls Fight Back (GFB), often described as bad-ass education for women and girls. Started after the murder of Erin’s sorority sister in 2001, GFB has become a movement joined by over one million people, operating nationwide in the USA and expanded internationally to India and Pakistan. Erin was a columnist for CosmoGirl magazine, creating the first-ever recurring column in a national mainstream magazine that addressed the topic of girls’ safety. Her book, Girls Fight Back! The College Girl’s Guide to Protecting Herself, will be published in its 3rd edition in 2013. She has recently started her second company, evoso, a firm dedicated to the art and business of thought leadership. Clients include CEOs, bestselling authors and non-profit founders, several of whom, under her coaching, have received standing ovations at TEDxBoulder, TEDxPeachtree and TEDxWomen.
Dominique Ashaheed is a mother, a teacher, and a writer with a predilection for paradigm-shifting commentary and Nina Simone music. She admires artists like Sonia Sanchez, Rita Dove, T.S. Elliot, Langston Hughes, and E.E. Cummings. In her first year on the Slam poetry scene she qualified herself to compete on the Slam Nuba team that went on to win the National Poetry Slam Championship in August 2011 and then just seven months later Dominique won the Women of the World Poetry Slam competition in 2012 against 85 women writers from all over the world. Dominique conducts writing workshops nationally for various organizations, colleges and universities and is presently enjoying a very busy time of travel, touring, and a wild ride on the National Association of Campus Activities circuit replete with social commentary, political satire, deeply personal memoir-esque poetry, and of course….song. Her first full length book of poetry will be published in 2013 by Sparrow Ghost Publishing out of Portland.
Tama Kieves, an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, left her law practice to write and help others soar in the life/work they’re meant to do. She is the bestselling author of This Time I Dance! and also Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work! —which hit #1 on Amazon.com for career guides and won the silver National Nautilus Book Award. Featured on Oprah radio, she is a sought-after speaker and visionary career/success coach who has helped thousands world-wide to discover, launch, and thrive in the life, calling and businesses of their dreams.
Power Party Boulder is an event in support of Emerging Women Live, October 10-13, 2013, a national event at the St. Julien Hotel which will feature the following speakers: Brené Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert, Eve Ensler, Alanis Morissette, Ani DiFranco, Kelly McGonigal, Tara Mohr, Tami Simon, Kristin Neff, Jennifer Lee, Sera Beak and many more!