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Combining Passion with Purpose

October 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

XcelerateHER, in partnership with Botree Inc., is proud to welcome Jenn Harper, Founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics Inc. – the Lipstick with a cause company. Delivered at the Sandbox Centre on October 2nd, 2019,  Jenn will engage our community through her extraordinary story of passion, pain, support, and empowerment. 

Jenn will touch on humanizing the business world and the importance of self-awareness, how to raise awareness on social issues through different avenues, and the importance of empowering underrepresented women and groups. Who should attend? People looking to explore all of those important aspects which affect our everyday lives. Women entrepreneurs, women in business, indigenous community members, changemakers, social innovators, etc, are all welcome to join this exciting event. 


As XcelerateHER’s first keynote event, Jenn Harper encompasses many elements that projects their mission. Through Cheekbone Beauty, Jenn encourages not only the indigenous community, but women entrepreneurs to become inspired, connected, and feel supported.


Thank you to Grant Thornton LLP Canada, who we have partnered with to be providing lunch for all guests and will share their commitment to women’s entrepreneurship and Indigenous communities.


October 2, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Registration/Networking/Lunch Provided
12:05 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. – Keynote and Q&A with Jenn Harper, Founder & CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics Inc.
12:50 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Facilitated Breakout Session provided by Teena Sauve of Botree Inc., Wrap up & Share

Register now via snapdTix! https://barrie.snapd.com/events/view/1278662 


About Jenn Harper:
Jenn was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario and relocated to the Niagara Region where she was raised and developed a passion for cosmetics. There needed to be a brand that was made in Canada, that was never tested on animals, free of all the junk and that gave back to the First Nations community. The brand did not exist, so Jenn created it!  Cheekbone Beauty was born. In 2017 Jenn was awarded the “Social Enterprise Award” at the 17th Annual Women in Business Awards for her work on Cheekbone Beauty. In 2018 Jenn was invited to sit at the table with Prime Minister Trudeau and discuss the strategy for the Women Entrepreneurs Fund (WEF). Most recently Jenn faced the Dragons on CBC Dragons Den which will air September 26th WOO!! Cheekbone Beauty was awarded the “Social Enterprise of the Year” in Ontario by Start Up Canada this past June.


About XcelerateHER:
XcelerateHER empowers women entrepreneurs with support and resources to help them start, grow or scale their business and overcome barriers and challenges they face in today’s economy. A coalition of leading women entrepreneurs and community partners launched XcelerateHer to unite women entrepreneurs and connect them to the support and resources available in the central Ontario entrepreneurial ecosystem.


October 2
11:30 am - 1:30 pm


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