Mixing Babies And Business™

033 | Building a sustainable Indigenous beauty brand and learning a new industry with Jennifer Harper | PT 1

November 09, 2021 Amy Maureen Lynch Season 3 Episode 33
Mixing Babies And Business™
033 | Building a sustainable Indigenous beauty brand and learning a new industry with Jennifer Harper | PT 1
Show Notes

PT 1: Jennifer Harper is a mom of two and the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty, a digitally-native, sustainable cosmetics company with a mission to empower Indigenous youth through education and representation. 

This is the first of three mini episodes of our conversation, which took place in September.

THINGS WE TALK ABOUT:

  • Adapting her workflow around home and family life during the pandemic
  • Taking the leap from full-time employment to full-time entrepreneurship
  • Eliminating her brand's hero products to rebuild them more sustainably
  • Learning a whole new (and very competitive) industry
  • Going from bootstrapping her business with $500 to securing Venture Capital funds
  • Applying to the Dragon's Den and getting to pitch her business on national television 

Thanks to Jennifer for taking the time to speak with me about adapting her workflow and pitching to raise funds for her business!

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ABOUT JENNIFER HARPER
Jennifer Harper is a mom of two and an award-winning entrepreneur, with a vision to be the first Indigenous woman to create a $1 billion beauty brand. She is the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics Inc., a digitally-native, sustainable cosmetics company known for creating high quality, cruelty-free beauty products with a mission to empower Indigenous youth through education and representation. She was awarded Chatelaine Woman of the Year in 2019, “Social Enterprise of the Year” in Ontario by Startup Canada in 2019 and announced her partnership with Sephora Canada in 2021.

CONNECT WITH JENNIFER
Website https://www.cheekbonebeauty.com/
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenn-harper-0b200a23/

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ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™
I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.

As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.

This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.

Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.

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