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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.

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Women & Wealth Magazine Summer Issue 2019 August 2019

In this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we focus on women who are pushing for change in some unexpected places: NASCAR and fly fishing! We also spent time with women and men who are making great strides in leveling the playing field in ...

Enhancing Board Effectiveness August 2019

We look at what it takes to get on a board, based on insights shared at a panel during the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s “Women on Boards: Getting on and Adding Value” program.

Five Questions with Lorrie Gordon August 2019

In “Five Questions,” Lorrie Gordon, BBH Partner, Investor Services, discusses the need for business leaders to be more fluent with technology, why the BBH Women’s Network is important to her and how BBH has changed during her tenure spanning ...

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 ...