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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 - 81 files

Private Banking Webinar: The Future of Home Life August 2020

As our homes are now the center of work life, family life, leisure and virtual school, Adrienne Penta, executive director of the BBH Center for Women & Wealth, led a discussion with best-selling authors Eve Rodsky and Brigid Schulte on how to ...

Women & Wealth Magazine Spring Issue 2020 May 2020

In this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we highlight 20 incredible women, new trends in the philanthropic space and communicating with children about digital currency.

20 Women to Watch in 2020 May 2020

We feature 20 inspiring women and share how 2020 is set to be a pivotal year in their professional journeys. We also spotlight a few examples of their extraordinary work in response to the current global pandemic.

Five Questions with Eve Rodsky May 2020

In “Five Questions,” best-selling author Eve Rodsky shares what motivated her to write a book “she was born to write” about achieving equity through rebalancing household responsibilities.

PB Webinar: BBH & Juliette Kayyem Pandemic Discussion May 2020

Adrienne Penta, Executive Director of the BBH Center for Women & Wealth, had a conversation with CNN analyst and security expert Juliette Kayyem on what the future holds and how to prepare for a new normal in the wake of COVID 19.

Women and the Culinary Industry January 2020

In this issue’s “By the Numbers” infographic, we highlight the contribution of women to the culinary industry.

Five Questions with Sheena Wright January 2020

Sheena Wright, the first female CEO of United Way of New York City, shares how she leads her teams to enact measurable impact across the city.