A daily dose of Inspiration for you!

Inventors are inspirational.  Janet Emerson Bashen is an inventor, entrepreneur, writer, lecturer, and business consultant.  She invented a software program to help with web-based equal employment opportunity investigations.  She founded a human resource consulting firm.


Janet Emerson was born on February 12, 1957 in Mansfield, Ohio.  She attended Alabama A&M until she married Steven Bashen.  They relocated to Houston, Texas and later had two children.  Janet attended The University of Houston and received a degree in legal studies and government.  Her postgraduate studies include Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Administration, Harvard University’s “women and Power: Leadership in a New World”, and possibly a LLM from Northwestern California University School of Law.


Janet Emerson Bashen is a community activist.  She is on the Board of Directors for the North Harris Montgomery County Community College District Foundation, chairs the Corporate Advisory Board of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc., and is a Board member of the PrepProgram.  These memberships are evidence of her strong community commitment.


In 1994, Bashen became the founder, President, and CEO of the Bashen Corporation.  The Bashen Corporation is a leading human resources consulting firm.  Her business started in her kitchen and has grown to be recognized nationally for their business achievements.  The Bashen Corporation and Janet Emerson Bashen have been recognized for their achievements.


In 2006, Janet Emerson Bashen received a patent for LinkLine.  This made her the first African-American woman to get a U.S. patent for software.  The web-based application for Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) allows claims intake and management.  The Bashen Corporation has become a preferred firm for human resource matters consultation.  Janet has developed successful programs for organizations/companies.  She has lectured, appeared on television, and written about Diversity, Affirmative Action, Fair Employment Practices, EEO, and Affirmative Action.


Janet Emerson Bashen has achieved awards, including the Greater Houston Black Chamber’s Pinnacle Award.  Organizations, and popular culture including magazines, continue to recognize her achievements.  Be inspired!  Have a bright day!

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