Carol Edgar Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard, Committee of 100, Women's Funding Network, Women Moving Millions
Carol Edgar is a consultant specializing in media relations, public relations and other forms of public outreach. Over 18 years, first in New York and now in San Francisco, she has consulted with US ambassadors, academic institutions and national non-profit organizations including the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard, the Committee of 100 (an organization of leading Chinese Americans founded by I.M. Pei), the Women's Funding Network, the new Women Moving Millions philanthropy initiative, Arts International and the White House Project. Her Bay Area clients have included the Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California, City CarShare, the Graduate Theological Union (a nationally prominent center of interfaith scholarship) and Give2Asia (an off-shoot of the Asia Foundation). She shuttles between both coasts as a "connector" of women with powerful ideas, to one another, and to media with an interest in the work of her client organizations. She also consults with private individuals on using their philanthropic power to advance causes they believe in. Prior to establishing her own practice, Carol served as vice-president of the public relations subsidiary of Grey Advertising, specializing in US government clients. At Grey, Carol's team's work earned the highest honor in public relations, the Silver Anvil Award.
Carol began her career in Dallas, Texas, as a journalist, starting at the PBS/NPR affiliate. Subsequently she was published in the Texas Observer, Texas Monthly, the Washington Post, and in other publications on a variety of subjects, with a focus on politics, art and social change. While still in Dallas, Carol taught writing at the University of Texas Dallas campus. In 2005, on Martha Stewart's release from prison, Carol published an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle on what Stewart could/should do to shape a better world (and rehabilitate her own image). The op-ed was termed "brilliant" by a writer for the New York Times. Coverage for Carol's has clients appeared in all major US media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, network television news, National Public Radio and new media including salon.com. She is married to Richard King and resides in San Francisco and Sonoma County, California.