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Adrienne M. Penta Senior Vice President, Center for Women & Wealth, Private Banking


Adrienne Penta joined Brown Brothers Harriman in 2008 and is a senior vice president and the executive director of the Brown Brothers Harriman Center for Women & Wealth (CW&W). Ms. Penta led the creation of the CW&W, which supports women as they create and manage wealth and seeks to create a dynamic and inclusive environment where women can engage in conversations about wealth, family and values. Ms. Penta provides women with the investment, planning and philanthropic resources they need to navigate transitions, help the next generation thrive and plan for the succession of privately owned businesses.

Ms. Penta serves on several boards, including New America’s Better Life Lab Advisory Council, Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Lilly School of Philanthropy Advisory Board, the Massachusetts Women’s Forum Board of Directors, the Winsor School Board of Trustees, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy Board of Directors, the Boston Foundation Professional Advisors Committee (chair) and the Boys and Girls Club of Boston (BGCB) Board of Trustees. In addition, she speaks and writes on a variety of issues related to women and wealth, wealth planning and family communication about wealth and values.

Prior to joining BBH, Ms. Penta practiced at the law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston. She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was the executive editor of the Virginia Tax Review, and her B.A. in history and political science from Johns Hopkins University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Market Commentary - 32 files

Five Questions with Krista Tippett July 2018

In “Five Questions,” Krista Tippett, the creator and host of the public radio program and podcast “On Being,” tells us about her time as a foreign correspondent and aide to the U.S. ambassador in Berlin and discusses what she hopes her ...

Women & Wealth Magazine Spring Issue 2018 March 2018

In the spring 2018 edition of Women & Wealth Magazine, we focus on female pioneers in technology who have made strides as leaders in the field and in conversations related to women.

18 Women to Watch in 2018 March 2018

Women & Wealth Magazine features 18 women to watch in 2018. These incredible women are challenging the status quo, reshaping industries and changing how we live our daily lives.

Five Questions with Diane Hessan March 2018

In “Five Questions,” Diane Hessan, chairman of C Space, shares the skills that have helped her navigate new industries from technology to marketing to entrepreneurship.

Female Finance Firsts March 2018

Our Female Finance Firsts feature showcases the achievements of 12 women who were pioneers in the finance and business fields.