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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 - 46 files

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 ...

Opening the Door for Female Leaders January 2019

Dr. Patti Fletcher, author of best-selling book “Disrupters: Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold,” shares her philosophy on how women can “open the door” for themselves and others to create an environment where all talent can ...

Transmitting the Generosity Gene to Daughters and Sons January 2019

Many parents and scholars would like to understand how the transmission of generosity from parents to children occurs. Andrea Pactor and Jacqueline Ackerman of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Women’s Philanthropy Institute share their ...

Five Questions with Sally Brown January 2019

In “Five Questions,” Sally Brown, a descendant of BBH’s founder Alexander Brown, celebrates the 130th anniversary of her great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown’s first gift of musical instruments to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with ...

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.