Janet Emerson Bashen

Bashen Corporation Staff

Janet Emerson Bashen is the founder and President of Bashen Corporation (“Bashen”) a human resources consulting firm with a market niche in Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance administration. Established in 1994, Janet started at her dining room table with very little capital, one client and a fervent commitment to succeed. Ms. Bashen’s goal was to establish credibility with prospective clients who had to be persuaded that Bashen’s innovative services would forever transform EEO compliance investigations. With over 25 years consulting experience, Ms. Bashen is considered an industry expert, with an emphasis on Equal Employment Opportunity, including but not limited to Title VII, ADA, ADAAA, ADEA, EPA, Executive Order 11246, MD-110, 29 CFR Part 1614 and the Federal Process.

As an African-American businessperson competing with legions of capitalized law firms and other consulting firms, the goal was to establish immediate credibility with prospective clients.  These entities had to be persuaded that Bashen’s services would forever transform the way EEO compliance concerns are successfully managed.

In 2001, Ms. Bashen determined that an internet software application was required to add efficiencies to the antiquated paper process used by organizations at the time. The solution, LinkLine, a web-based EEO claims management and tracking reporting system. Five years later in 2006, Ms. Bashen entered into an elite group of African American inventors when she was awarded a patent for LinkLine, U.S. Patent No. 6,985,922 B1.

Today, Bashen is the preferred brand for human resources consulting with its EEO compliance consulting services. Bashen has developed successful programs for several hundred organizations, including numerous Fortune 500 companies, City and State Governments, Educational Institutions, Federal Agencies, and Non-profit.

Janet is a frequent lecturer on equal employment opportunity and fair employment practices. She has participated as a featured speaker for organizations such as the EEOC, The Professional Liability Underwriting Society, and many others. Janet has been the subject of numerous television programs, including CNN, and other respected print publications, such as The Houston Chronicle, the Detroit News, and Eclipse Magazine.

Ms. Bashen’s educational background includes a degree in legal studies and government from The University of Houston, and postgraduate studies at Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Administration. Ms. Bashen is also a graduate of Harvard University’s “Women and Power: Leadership in a New World.”

Ms. Bashen is an award-winning entrepreneur. Her awards include the Ebony 100, Inc. 500, Diversity Inc. Top 500 (seven consecutive years), Black Inventors Hall of Fame, and Recipient of the Robert R. Taylor Network at MIT for LinkLine, (the World Festival of Black Arts and Culture in Dakar, Senegal). Ms. Bashen recently was appointed to the Women’s Leadership Board (“WLB”) at the Harvard Kennedy School (“HKS”).

Ms. Bashen has written numerous white papers and articles in the area of EEO, Diversity, Fair Employment Practices and Affirmative Action:

  • “Generations Apart,” A look at generational issues affecting the workplace
  • Designing an EEO Business Initiative, “It’s all in the Plan”
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Process Mapping
  • Designing an EEO Business Initiative
  • “The Color of Diversity, Race Codes – Its all in the Mix”
  • EEO Process Mapping, “A Narrow and Winding Road”
  • Fair Employment Practices – It Affects the Bottom Line!
  • Equal Employment Opportunity – The Real Meaning 40 Years Later!
  • The NO FEAR Act – The Reporting Process
  • Solving the Affirmative Employment Maze
  • Best Practices for Managing Diversity
  • LinkLine, A Look at Technology and EEO
  • Diversity Training for Employees
  • Advanced EEO for Supervisors and Managers
  • The Life Cycle of A Discrimination Complaint
  • “Chase to the Drive”
  • The ABC’s of EEO for Supervisors and Managers
  • “The Building Blocks Start with Managers.”