Cheekbone Beauty founder Jenn Harper incorporates Indigenous teachings into company culture


Published: 19Jan2023
Illustration of Jenn Harper by Chief Lady Bird / The Globe and Mail

Many companies have missions and visions, and ours is helping every Indigenous person see and feel their value in the world, said Jenn Harper in an interview with Professor Karl Moore for The Globe and Mail. Harper’s company is called Cheekbone Beauty, and it seeks to make sustainable cosmetics that won’t end up in a landfill. Cheekbone Beauty’s organizational culture draws from the “seven grandfather teachings” of Anishnaabe culture. These teachings are broken down into three pillars of humility, love, respect. Cheekbone incorporates the teachings into its approach to teamwork and communication.

Illustration of Jenn Harper by Chief Lady Bird / The Globe and Mail

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