From Generation to Generation: Remarkable Women Leaders

From Generation to Generation: Remarkable Women Leaders
August 7, 2010 - San Francisco, CA (ABA Annual Meeting)

Date: Saturday, August 7, 2010
Location: Gallery Ballroom, 2nd Floor, St. Regis Hotel
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, a panel of successful women lawyers and leaders, all former Brent Award honorees, will discuss the personal qualities and experiences that shaped their careers. Moderated by Mary Cranston, herself a Brent Award recipient, and her daughter Susie Cranston, co-author of the recently-published book How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life, the panel will focus on what drives women leaders. Based on five years of research, common behaviors in women leaders – including (1) finding passion and meaning, (2) choosing energizing activities, (3) positive thinking and framing, (4) networking, and (5) speaking up and taking risk – will serve as the framework for the panel discussion. The panelists’ stories, insights, and perspectives on their journeys to the top of the legal profession will inspire you and teach you how to inspire others.

Panelists and Moderators


  • Teveia R. Barnes (2004), President & Executive Director, Lawyers for One America, and Partner, Foley &Lardner LLP, San Francisco, CA
  • Angela Bradstreet (2007), California State Labor Commissioner, San Francisco, CA
  • Drucilla Ramey (1997), Dean, Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA


  • Mary B. Cranston (2005), Firm Senior Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, San Francisco, CA
  • Susie Cranston, Consultant, McKinsey & Company, San Francisco, CA

Cost - No Charge

There is no cost to attend this program


If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Wood at

Thank You to Our Program Co-sponsors

  • ABA Commission on Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Profession
  • ABA Law Student Division
  • ABA Senior Lawyers Division
  • The Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Ms. JD
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • National Conference of Women's Bar Associations