WomenIn: Wealth Generation Part I - Speaker Bio

Adrienne Penta

Adrienne PentaAdrienne Penta joined Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) 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, and the Boys and Girls Club of Boston (BGCB) Board of Trustees. She is also past chair of the Boston Foundation Professional Advisors Committee and a former member of the Winsor School Board of Trustees and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy Board of Trustees. In 2019, Ms. Penta received the Boston Estate Planning Council Excellence Award. She was named as a member of the Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2016 and as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Private Wealth by Private Asset Management in 2015 and 2016. 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. She lives in Boston with her husband and two children.