Missy Heilman, founder of BIO Girls, will be speaking at 1 Million Cups Fargo on October 14. Her talk will take place at the Scherling Tennis Court Complex at Island Park from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. She plans to highlight why BIO Girls is so important at 1 Million Cups.
About Missy Heilman
Missy Heilman, founder of BIO Girls, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition from the University of North Dakota. She then received her Master of Business Administration degree at North Dakota State University. She loves eighties music and a good themed party! Missy expands, “Mix them both and it’s a win/win”. She loves going to work every day because she has such a passion for helping girls to know their value comes from within! In addition, she’s always had an entrepreneurial spirit so the startup environment and solving business challenges is exciting for her!
About BIO Girls
BIO Girls, founded by Missy Heilman in about 2013, is all about helping girls to understand they are enough just as they are. BIO Girls currently works with second to sixth-grade girls because research shows that self-esteem is highest in girls at age eight and plummets to a low by age 12. Missy explains, “We work with girls during these transformative years to maintain their self-esteem and learn skills to navigate challenging situations.” BIO Girls was brought about because Missy had a desire to give back as a mentor to girls because of her very instrumental mentors during her growing years. She couldn’t find a program that she loved so she started dreaming of her own. BIO Girls’ mission “improves the self-esteem of adolescent girls through the empowerment of self and service to others”.
Missy Heilman plans to highlight why BIO Girls is so important at 1 Million Cups on October 14. Missy expands, “Many people do not understand the quiet enemies’ girls are facing today – pressures to be perfect, pressures to conform to a thin ideal, friendship struggles, emotional struggles. The epidemic of low self-esteem is causing our girls to struggle and behave in destructive ways or cause self-harm. Prevention starts in elementary school by helping girls to be confident enough to make value-driven decisions, practice social situations they may find themselves in, and understand they are not alone!” The talk will take place at the Scherling Tennis Court Complex at Island Park from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.