Founder & CEO
Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics
An award-winning social entrepreneur, Jenn Harper is the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics. Cheekbone Beauty is a digitally native direct to consumer brand that is helping Indigenous youth see themselves in a beauty brand while using the concept of Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) in the brands ethos and in developing products. Creating a new segment in the beauty industry – Sustainable Socially Conscious Beauty. She has been making a name for herself in the beauty industry for a number of years but has been gaining popularity quickly after being on the hit CBC show, Dragons Den in 2019. Cheekbone Beauty’s mission is to help every Indigenous youth see and feel their enormous value in the world while creating sustainable cosmetics. Cheekbone Beauty is a certified B. Corp Certified company committed to meeting and exceeding high standards of transparency, employee benefits and charitable giving not only to staff but to supply chain practices.
Indigenous Entrepreneurship & Economic Reconciliation
Indigenous peoples in Canada represent one of the nation’s fast-growing, and youngest, populations and contributed almost $50 billion to Canada’s economy in 2020. If governments and corporations made changes to their policies and business practices, to be more inclusive by removing barriers and roadblocks, that number could double. In this conversation Sasha Krstic, Jenn Harper and Carol Anne Hilton discuss the current status of economic reconciliation in Canada. How Indigenous businesses can better adapt to technologies? And what lessons can we learn from the global ecosystem that will ultimately help create an environment in which Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs can thrive?