Carol Banquer, MD
As a retired physician, I invest in biotechnology start-ups and am gratified that my investments advance prevention and treatment of disease. Successes allow me to make significant contributions to the wellbeing of women and children.
I donate to the Women's Foundation of California which supports women and children locally. Globally, my philanthropy flows through Search for Common Ground ("Search"), the world’s largest nongovernment organization dedicated to building peace, I serve as an ad hoc advisor and source of feedback to the President on the President's Leadership Council.
Since 2012, I have participated in the Ecology of Leadership, a leadership training program based on principles of permaculture, a self-sustaining ecosystem. This program blends deep connection with nature; personal growth; practices of gratitude, intention, and envisioning; and community building. Serving on the facilitation team, I have put down roots in diverse relationships, mentored many, and learned the power sourced from the healthy interdependence of community.
Since 2017 I have been a member of the Women Donors Network, a group of women philanthropists who are committed to progressive social change and to building a just, equitable, and sustainable world. United by a shared vision of justice and equity for all, we respond to leaders and movements fighting injustice, move funds quickly, and foster creative strategies that advance systemic change. We’re changing the face of American politics, incubating new ideas, investing in women’s leadership, and mobilizing resources to support work that builds women’s power—especially that of women of color.