Law firms are “late developers in talent management” according to Mary Cranston, former chair of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and successful class action litigator and company director.
Interviewed by LawFuel publisher John Bowie, Mary Cranston has established herself as an innovative pioneer in terms of diversity employment practices, starting with her role as Pillsbury where her programs in gender and general diversity employment practices were both highly regarded and highly successful. Pillsbury grew hugely during her eight year reign as Chairman, expanding from its California base via two major law firm mergers which added seven offices and increased revenues several-fold.
Her abilities have seen her achieve numerous accolades, including being listed as one of the 100 most influencial lawyers in America. She also serves as the Chairman of Western Region Advisory Board and Director of Catalyst Inc. Ms. Cranston serves as
Her interview shows that gender attitudes and prejudices belong to women as well as men and being able to recognize them and challenge them create opportunities for both in terms of opportunities.
See Mary Cranston’s Interview here: