Join Link female scholars and the Link Women’s Committee
for this powerful  event with an exciting line-up of workshops and speakers that will educate and inspire you.

Friday, March 29, 2019, 8:30 – 11:30 am

Link Community Charter School
23 Pennsylvania Avenue, Newark, NJ

Ample free parking available


       Event Schedule
8:30 am     Breakfast
9:30 am     Workshop A,B, or C
10:00 am   Workshop A,B, or C
10:45 am   Keynote Speaker
11:30 am    Close


Keynote Speaker

Lockey Maisonneuve
Author of A Girl Raised by Wolves and yoga/meditation guide

Resiliency is the ability to recover readily from adversity. For women especially as they juggle multiple roles, resilience is often an essential personal trait. Our keynote speaker is a living lesson in resiliency as well as hope. Author Lockey Maisonneuve was raised by neglectful, alcoholic parents and sold into sex trafficking by her father. As an adult, she survived breast cancer and her mother’s murder. You will be inspired by this modern-day heroine’s story and learn the unique ways she uses her life lessons and her sense of humor to support and heal others.Click here for more about Lockey.


Aromatherapy Sensory Experience
Dawn Fitch, CEO Pooka Pure and Simple

Dawn Fitch, CEO of Pooka Pure and Simple, a natural bath and body company has been featured on the Today Show, graced the cover of Black Enterprise Magazine and received a top 20 Beauty Brand status by Essence Magazine. Fitch began producing and selling her products after battling illness and feeling the need to adopt a healthier lifestyle. She is also a health advocate who uses her platforms to support women and to challenge them to explore natural healing and holistic lifestyles. In this workshop, attendees will receive a hands-on approach to Fitch’s philosophy by creating their own bath product to take home and experience. Click here for more about Dawn.

Chocolate as a Healthy Indulgence
Federica Heiman, Chocolatier, Dolce Federica

Award-winning artisanal chocolatier and mom-entrepreneur Federica Heiman will take you on chocolate’s journey from Cacao to consumer to discover the proven health benefits of chocolate and why your choice of chocolate product is more important than you think. Sampling of various qualities and varieties of chocolate will also be included! Dolce Federica. Close your eye, take a bite! Click here for more about Federica.

Feng Shui: Go With the Flow
Milly Reed, Certified Feng Shui professional, Reed’s Creations

Practiced in China for over 4,000 years, Feng Shui is a philosophy of life that advocates living in harmony with the earth’s environment and energy lines. It helps balance your life with the forces of nature by addressing all aspects of your life in relation to your environment. In the past 25 years, Feng Shui has made a huge impact on the aesthetics of interior design and architecture especially in the western world. Certified Feng Shui consultant Milly Reed will introduce the basic tenets of Feng Shui and show how to use its basic tool, the Bagua, in your home and work environment to accomplish your goals and to increase your comfort and happiness. Click here for more about Milly.


Early Bird tickets available until March or unless event sells out prior to that date.

Proceeds from your donation will sponsor a Link scholar’s attendance at the event.

Corporate Sponsors: Please contact the Link Development Office at 973.642.5343 or



Applebee’s Newark
The Co-Co Collaborative,LLC
Adriana and Chris Dunn
Cathy and David Ferry
Martha MacCallum Gregory and Dan Gregory
Patricia Devine-Harms and Steven Harms
Linda and Eric Krasnoo
Wendy and Andrew Lacey
Elizabeth and Charles LaRosa
The MCJ Amelior Foundation
The Moglia Family Foundation
Seta Nazarian
Dr. Laura Palmer and Associates, LLC
Patti and Bruce Sanford
Jill and Greg Sawers
Janet Wang and Kristen Yee


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