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

Adrienne Penta

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 - 40 files

Adrienne Penta on Bloomberg Finance October 2018

Adrienne Penta, executive director of the Center for Women & Wealth, spoke with John Tucker and Peggy Collins of Bloomberg Finance about investing for women. Their discussion included unconscious bias and values-based planning.

Five Questions with Allie Flood October 2018

In “Five Questions,” BBH Relationship Manager Allie Flood discusses how her involvement in golf has shaped her leadership abilities, lessons learned from playing the sport and the role of team in the game.

Globalization Partners on Being a Woman-Owned, Women-Led Firm October 2018

We sit down with Nicole Sahin, CEO and founder of Globalization Partners, along with two of the firm’s executives, Debbie Millin and Nancy Cremins, to discuss the challenges associated with being a woman-owned firm and what advice they would ...

What We Believe: Principles of Successful Wealth Planning July 2018

In the feature article of this issue of InvestorView, Adrienne Penta, the executive director of the BBH Center for Women & Wealth, and Alison Hutchinson, a senior wealth planner, focus on the topic of families, wealth and communication ...

InvestorView Q3 2018 with Adrienne Penta and Alison Hutchinson July 2018

Adrienne Penta, the executive director of the Center for Women & Wealth, and Alison Hutchinson, a senior wealth planner, provide a preview of the feature article in our third quarter issue of InvestorView, which focuses on families, wealth and ...