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Aesha Goins, President of Black Joy Consulting, Named Finalist for Women of Distinction Award

LAS VEGAS  – Aesha Goins, founder of Black Joy Consulting and Cannabis Equity and Inclusion Community (CEIC), a Nevada nonprofit, was named a finalist in the Rising Star category of the 2020 Women of Distinction Awards presented by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Southern Nevada.

Since 1998, NAWBO Southern Nevada has hosted the Women of Distinction Awards (WODA) to honor remarkable women who inspire success and have shown great dedication and excellence in their fields. As influential members of their communities, finalists were nominated by their peers and colleagues based on eligibility criteria. The 12 award categories highlight all industries ranging from arts/entertainment/media to education and gaming to professional services. Specialty award categories also include Rising Star, Glass Ceiling, and Entrepreneur of the Year. 

The awards will be distributed virtually on October 7, 2020, from 3 to 5 pm during which all finalists will be honored and the twelve (12) recipients of the WODA 2020 Award will be announced.

Founded by Goins, Black Joy Consulting is a full service consulting firm with an honest approach to government affairs, business coaching, and mentorship. She is an internationally recognized Certified Business Coach and Cannabis Subject Matter Expert who has been actively involved in the Cannabis industry since 2015. Goins has been described by others as a visionary entrepreneur with a passion for micro business development and cannabis advocacy. As part of her lifelong advocacy work, Goins also established Blackabis, an online platform with the mission of breaking the disproportionate stigma African-Americans have faced around cannabis and advocating for the decriminalization and legalization of the emerging cannabis industry.

Details about the 2020 Annual Women of Distinction Awards luncheon and a list of finalists in all categories are available at

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