Meet Erika Helwig!


Erika Helwig graduated from Oakland University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, majoring in social studies & minoring in math.  After teaching long-term sub jobs for years, she decided to leave the teaching profession & move on to her other passion…business. 

In 2013, she started an at-home business 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. In 2018, she opened The Bakehouse, a bakery & learning center, where she offered gourmet desserts, classes, & summer camps.

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 Detroit. Founded in 2016, Girlboss’ focus is support for business women. Girlboss has two chapters, Shelby Township & Saint Clair Shores. The group celebrated it’s 5-year anniversary in September 2021, & at the start of 2022 is being rebranded as Boss Evolution.

Erika is currently in between businesses; her new online baking & teaching business is set to open February/March of 2022.

Erika Helwig

Categorized as Bosses

By Boss Evolution

Founder of Boss Evolution (formally Girlboss Detroit)

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