Featured: Neka Scott
Happy September Connectors!
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Neka Scott. Neka is a visionary, author, speaker, coach, event organizer & founder of the Pink Iron Women In Business Expo and The Pink Iron Collective, where she organizes empowerment brunches, expos, and workshops for other small business owners in her city and surrounding areas. Neka has been featured in numerous online publications including Voyage ATL, South Atlanta Moms, and HoneyBeNatural. As a young girl raised in the south, serving and supporting other women is ingrained in the fabric of her being. Growing up in a close-knit community, Neka understands the power of relationship currency both personally and professionally and its ability to help your business excel from start to success. Furthermore, Neka also establishes an intention to connect and collaborate with other companies that complement the vision of her business. Over the past 10 years, she has passionately used this platform to share her knowledge, creativity, and experience with others and create opportunities for them to emulate the same working model. In her recently published book, "A Woman's Guide to Unmasking Her Authenticity," she shares the ups and downs of the journey to self-love and acceptance. Neka is a self-love enthusiast and believes it's the key to happiness + success in life and business.
I had the distinct privilege of interviewing the visionary Neka Scott, where she shares her extraordinary journey displaying the true mission behind her story, which I am very excited to learn and share… Please connect with Neka today for more information on this exciting brand and her book.
Q: Tell us more about “The Pink Iron” Concept and what is the impact and legacy you want to make?
Pink Iron is all about unity in the entrepreneurial space for women. All women but especially women of color. The concept is to bring us together to connect, collaborate and cultivate relationships and business opportunities. When we unite as women of power and collective influence, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish. The legacy I’d like to make is that we have a platform for ordinary women to make an Extraordinary impact doing life and business together.
Q: What are some of your biggest accomplishments and how have they tailored your life today?
Some of my biggest accomplishments were publishing my book and pulling off the ONLY Women In Business Expo on the Southside of Atlanta with my own network and resources. The second was hearing the feedback and motivation it gave the women-owned businesses that attended as vendors and attendees. Finally, I would say being fired from my job almost six years ago and witnessing where God has placed my feet today has taught me to trust the plan and respect the process.
Q: What do you want people to remember when they read your book “A Woman’s guide to Unmasking her Authenticity” and why?
I want them to remember that they matter. What they need matters. That self-love and acceptance is a lifelong journey and not a destination or only reserved for Saturdays and Sundays. It’s truly a lifestyle that requires intention decisions and actions daily. Being authentic isn’t about finding yourself but remembering who you are.
Q: What are some of the challenges you’ve encountered while becoming a female entrepreneur and what inspired you to keep going despite the enormous challenges?
Some of the challenges I faced was finding my tribe. The village of supporters in needed to help me become mentally tough. This entrepreneur journey isn’t for the faint of heart. As well as understanding that building a brand and business is risky sometimes you win and sometimes you learn. What inspired me to keep going are the women who are motivated and inspired by watching me. It’s them that keeps me pursuing purpose plus my family’s sacrifice will not be in vain. So, I keep climbing!
Q: Tell us more about your Pink Iron Business Expo and elaborate on your extraordinary vision?
The PINK IRON WOMEN’S EXPO is the only place where women in business can gather collectively to empower, connect and support each other in business. It’s a high energy environment where inspiration to follow your dreams is ignited. To witness women of all ages and backgrounds building a legacy from the counters of their kitchen or the trunk of their cars. It’s magical.
My vision for the expo is that it will put the Southside of Atlanta specifically Clayton County on the map. That’s why we’re so thankful for our sponsorship from the marvelous Morrow Center located on the Southside of Atlanta in the city of Morrow for helping to make this vision a reality. It’s about to be epic!
Q: What’s your favorite life approach quote and why?
My favorite life approach quote is Everything always works out for me. Simply because it does. Even if it doesn’t work out the way I planned it in my head, it’s still working out for my good.