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Adrienne M. Penta Managing Director, Center for Women & Wealth, Private Banking

Adrienne Penta

Adrienne Penta joined Brown Brothers Harriman in 2008 and is a Managing Director, as well as 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 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 - 52 files

Adrienne Penta on Bloomberg April 2019

Adrienne Penta, executive director of the Center for Women & Wealth, discussed investing for family and women during this tax season with John Tucker and Peggy Collins of Bloomberg Finance in a recent “Hip Hop Hedge Funds and Investing During ...

19 Women to Watch in 2019 April 2019

Women & Wealth Magazine features 19 women to watch. These inspiring women have demonstrated their power as models of female leadership and innovative entrepreneurs.

Four Considerations Before You Start to Sell Your Business April 2019

Christine Moriarty, founder of MoneyPeace Inc., discusses the importance of sustaining your business, building an exit strategy, knowing your values and understanding the impact of a sale on family when considering the sale of a company.

Five Questions with Deborah Theobald April 2019

In “Five Questions,” Deborah Theobald, CEO and co-founder of Vecna Technologies, a Cambridge-based technology company, discusses the benefits of working with family, her company’s focus on impact and her belief in “using technology to improve ...

Female Finance Firsts February 2019

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

Women & Wealth Magazine Winter Issue 2019 January 2019

In this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we focus on philanthropy and how to maximize impact – on both our philanthropic objectives and the next generation.

The Confidence Code for Girls: An Interview with Claire Shipman January 2019

After featuring Claire Shipman in the inaugural issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we had the pleasure of sitting down with her once again – this time to talk about raising confident girls. When we spoke three years ago, Shipman had just ...