Contemporary African-American Inventors
Janet Emerson Bashen
Janet Emerson Bashen founded Bashen Corporation in 1994, at her dining room table with very little capital, one client and the will to succeed. In January 2006 she not only found success, she made history. Bahsen became the first African American female to hold a patent for a software invention. Bashen invented, LinkLine, which is a web-based application for EEO claims intake and tracking, claims management, document management and numerous reports. Her company remains focused on innovation and a dedication to building proactive EEO initiatives within organizations.