Next month, the Association of Professional Women will host Mary Cranston, Retired Senior Partner and Immediate Past Chair of Pillsbury. In addition to numerous honors throughout her career, Ms. Cranston was the recipient of the Margaret Brent Award in 2005, the American Bar Association's highest award for women lawyers given for legal excellence and for paving the way for other women lawyers. From 1999-2005, the San Francisco Business Times listed Ms. Cranston as one of the 50 Most Influential Business Women in the Bay Area. She serves on several boards and is the current Chair of the Board of the Commonwealth Club of California. Ms. Cranston will speak to our members about obtaining a seat on local Boards. In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, the Association will be collecting donations of gently used professional attire for Dress for Success.