Erika Helwig graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education, majoring in social studies & minoring in math. After teaching long-term sub jobs for over 2 years, she decided to leave the teaching profession & move on to her other passion…business.
In 2013, she started an at-home business, Helwig’s Sweets, selling custom cakes & other gourmet desserts. She quickly found she had a knack for creating recipes during her study of baking science, and an extreme love for creating.
A few years into working at home, Erika realized there was a severe lack of resources & support for women entrepreneurs, so she did what any leader would do…she founded her own group. Girlboss: Women Entrepreneurs was inspired by Sophia Amoruso’s book, #GIRLBOSS. Founded in 2016, Girlboss’ main focus is support for business women. Girlboss has two chapters & is celebrating it’s 5 year anniversary, September 2021.
Erika is currently co-owner of The Bakehouse in Shelby Township, a bakery & learning center, established in 2018, where she is head baker & teacher.