Houston, TX, May 29, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The members of the Women's Leadership Board serve as key supporters and advisors to the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP), a global leader in gender research, teaching, training and outreach. WAPPP identifies successful interventions and measures the impact on women, men and society, then shares recommendations on what policies, organizational practices, and leadership techniques help close involuntary gaps. The WLB is often the first group to receive this cutting-edge information and they use their expertise and experience to serve as ambassadors and promoters of gender research initiatives.
“The Women’s Leadership Board and the Women and Public Policy Program share a common goal to close the gaps that perpetuate gender inequality. Serving on the board affords another opportunity to continue my life-long commitment to diversity, inclusion and equal access,” says Ms. Bashen.
WLB members consistently identify additional leaders whose perspectives and experiences can enrich the work of the center. All members are nominated by members of the WLB or Harvard Kennedy School officials, and evaluated by the executive committee and Harvard. Each member possesses a shared dedication to philanthropically supporting the mission, growth, and impact of the Women and Public Policy Program.
Janet Emerson Bashen, founder and President of Bashen Corporation ("Bashen"), is an industry expert in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) initiatives and compliance, with over 25 years’ experience. In January 2006, Ms. Bashen became the first African-American female in United States’ history awarded a web-based software patent. Ms. Bashen’s patented software, LinkLine®, is a web-based application for EEO claims intake and management and used to track and trend claims activity to avoid discriminatory patterns and practices. LinkLine® enables Bashen’s clients to manage EEO claims by centralizing and streamlining the investigative process, while facilitating paperless communication and case management. In 2007, Ms. Bashen was inducted into the Black Inventors Hall of Fame for her patented software. In 2010, the prestigious MIT Robert R. Taylor Network recognized Ms. Bashen for her Patented Software, LinkLine®, at the World’s Festival of Black Arts and Culture in Dakar, Senegal. In January 2013, Ebony Magazine named Ms. Bashen to their annual Ebony Power 100 List, featuring the most influential African-Americans in entertainment, politics, sports and business.
About Bashen Corporation:
Founded in 1994, Bashen has provided employers with EEO compliance administration services, which include EEO investigations, training, affirmative action planning, diversity strategies, alternative dispute resolution, risk management and most importantly its flagship software, LinkLine®, U. S. Patent No. 6,985,922 B1. LinkLine® enables organizations to manage complaint investigations by centralizing and streamlining the entire investigative process, while facilitating a paperless communication and electronic case and document file. Bashen has successfully investigated and managed nearly 24,000 EEO complaints, ranging from simple workplace disputes to systemic claims. Hundreds of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, federal agencies, educational institutions, and insurance carriers, have benefited from Bashen’s valuable expertise and innovations. Bashen Corporation is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
For additional details on the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board, visit the WLB website @ http://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/wappp/womens-leadership-board.