241915346891068 Ep. 11: From Fish to Lipstick: The Thread of Sustainability with Jenn Harper of Cheekbone Beauty - The Nopalera Podcast

Episode 11

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22nd Jun 2022

Ep. 11: From Fish to Lipstick: The Thread of Sustainability with Jenn Harper of Cheekbone Beauty

This week’s episode Sandra meets with Cheekbone Beauty founder Jenn Harper. They discuss the value of bringing your previous experience and mission’s into entrepreneurship as well as an array of personal and professional challenges that not only help your business grow but help your individual growth as a human.

Jenn Harper is the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty 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 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 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.

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 including women in business associations, Apple Canada and First Nations organizations.

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The Nopalera Podcast
If you are a bootstrapped entrepreneur/founder ready to build a business that can scale, this podcast is for you.
My name is Sandra Velasquez and I am the Founder of Nopalera, a Mexican Botanical Bath & Body brand that celebrates an elevates culture. I founded Nopalera with a vision to change the cultural perception of the value of Latino goods in the marketplace while inspiring my community to stand in their worth. This podcast is a mix of solo episodes and conversations with industry friends where I discuss the strategies, systems, ups & downs, of building a brand from the ground up. I am very passionate about providing access to my fellow entrepreneurs about what it's really like to build a business that can scale. If you are a bootstrapped founder too, this is for you. This is for us.