An award-winning social entrepreneur, Jenn Harper is the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty
Cosmetics INC. 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 a circular
economy in the brands ethos and in developing their latest line of products. Creating a new
segment in the beauty industry - Sustainable Socially Conscious Beauty.
Jennifer Harper 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
https://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/m_pitches/cheekbone-beauty . Cheekbone Beauty is helping
Indigenous youth see themselves in a beauty brand. During the development of Cheekbone Beauty, Jenn researched the current makeup landscape as
well as charities that are helping close the educational funding gap that exists between
Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. After in depth research, the Cheekbone team found the
First Nations Child & Family Caring Society (FNCFCS) and the connection between their mission and Jenn’s family
experience was serendipitous. Cheekbone Beauty continues to support the FNCFCS today by donating 10% of the profits
to Shannen’s Dream. During Cheekbone’s infancy, Jenn endured a heavy personal loss with the
suicide of her brother B.J. This loss, though difficult, has remained a driving force behind the
desire to see Cheekbone Beauty succeed with its mission, to empower Indigenous youth.
In addition to Cheekbone’s mission, she strives to educate as many people as possible about the
Residential School System and the effects it has had on my family and friends through decades
of generational trauma. She speaks regularly to university, college and high school students about
social entrepreneurship, empathy and the history of her First Nations family. She has also been
invited to speak to various entrepreneur groups, women in business associations, Apple Canada
and First Nations organizations. In 2019, Jenn was named ‘Women of the Year’ by Chatelaine Magazine.