An award-winning social entrepreneur, Jennifer 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. Using the concept of Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) in the brand's ethos and product development, Cheekbone Beauty is 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 quickly gained popularity after being on the hit CBC show Dragons’ Den. Cheekbone Beauty’s mission is to help Indigenous youth see and feel their enormous value in the world while creating sustainable colour cosmetics.
In addition to Cheekbone’s mission, Jennifer strives to educate as many people as possible about the residential school system and the effects it has had on her 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 been invited to speak to various entrepreneur groups including women in business associations, Apple Canada and First Nations organizations.