Adrienne Penta, BBH

AdriennePenta_BBH_headshot_approvedSenior Vice President and Executive Director of the Brown Brothers Harriman Center for Women & Wealth

Adrienne is a self proclaimed “Do it all” helping women become financially empowered while learning herself to say no more often.

To hear the full Women to Watch™ Media interview with Adrienne, listen below.

Full Biography

Adrienne Penta is a Senior Vice President and 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 Founders and Funders Connect Advisory Board, the Winsor School Board of Trustees, the Winsor School Corporation, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy Board of Directors, the Boys and Girls Club of Boston (BGCB) Board of Trustees and the BGCB Planned Giving Advisory Council. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum.

Prior to joining BBH in 2008, Ms. Penta practiced at the law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston. Ms. Penta received her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was the Executive Editor of the Virginia Tax Review, and her BA from Johns Hopkins University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Adrienne grew up in a suburb of Boston, MA, and attended The Winsor School, an all girls’ school, which she credits with instilling confidence and teaching her to write and speak clearly. She now resides in Boston, MA with her husband, Dan, who was a law school classmate, and their two young children.

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