Jenn Harper

Jenn Harper

Founder & CEO
Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics INC.

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 Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) in the brand's ethos and in developing 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 several years but gained popularity quickly after being on the hit CBC show Dragons Den.

Cheekbone Beauty's mission is to help every Indigenous youth see and feel their enormous value in the world while creating sustainable cosmetics. In addition to Cheekbone's mission, Jenn strives to educate as many people as possible about the Residential School System's effects on generational trauma. She regularly speaks to university, college, and high school students and corporations and organizations about social entrepreneurship, empathy, and her First Nations family history.

12:30 pm - 1:05 pm
Main Stage

Opening Circle: Our Collective Rise through Building Community

Join esteemed Indigenous business leaders Jolene Laskey (Wabanaki Maple), Michaelee Lazore (Sequoia Soaps), and Jenn Harper (Cheekbone Beauty) as they share their entrepreneurial journeys. From challenges faced to milestones achieved, their tales emphasize the significance of community and collaboration. Together, they present a united front, championing the future of Indigenous entrepreneurship.

3:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Story Circles

SOAR Short Stories: Milestones of Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Explore firsthand accounts from Indigenous entrepreneurs who scaled their brands beyond $1M in annual revenue. Learn from Trish Pitura and Mélanie Bernard of MINI, Angel Aubichon and Alex Manitopyes from Indi City, Michaelee Lazore of Sequoia Soaps, Jolene Johnson from Wabanaki Maple, and Jenn Harper of Cheekbone Beauty. These entrepreneurs, all SOAR Accelerator alumni, share their real-world challenges, strategies, and lessons. Choose one of these five narratives and gain practical insights from those who've been there.