Welcome to the Wharton Alumni Club of Philadelphia - Wharton Women’s Network (WWN) of the Wharton Club of Philadelphia Has a Golfing Event Upcoming 6/6



Wharton Women’s Network (WWN) of the Wharton Club of Philadelphia Has a Golfing Event Upcoming 6/6

Rachel Cervantes, PhD and Courtney Graybill both WG ‘11 Co-Lead WWN Effort for The Wharton Club of Philadelphia

Since our initial kickoff event in Fall, 2011, we have held an Entrepreneurs' Panel and have a June 6 Golfing Event at the Melrose Country Club coming up. 

Click here to register and plan to enjoy an afternoon of relaxation and Golf with Wharton Alumni from the Greater Philadelphia region and the Northern New Jersey Club.  An early evening reception is included.  Jenny Chung, W'95, President & CEO, Melrose Country Club will join us!

Our special kick off event in the Fall, 2011, featuring Ellen Yin W’87  WG’93, owner of FORK and entrepreneur, marked the re-emergence of the Wharton Women’s Network in Philadelphia, a group dedicated to building an enhanced network of professional women who are Wharton Alumnae in our region.  We are living through a pivotal, yet exciting, time in our economic history in which women entrepreneurs are thriving and more women are breaking through the corporate glass ceiling.  Since the kick off event in Fall 2011, we have held an Entrepreneurs' Panel and have our third event, the June 6 Golfing planned.

Introducing Rachel Cervantes, WEMBA’11        

Rachel Cervantes is a Director of Corporate Business Development at the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co., Inc., one of the largest global pharmaceutical companies headquartered in Whitehouse Station, NJ.  Rachel's professional career began as a Ph.D. cancer researcher first in Houston and then at the Salk Institute of Biological Sciences in San Diego.  She then moved to Merck's site northeast of Philadelphia where she has had increasing roles of responsibility from portfolio management to global marketing through to her current role in the business development group.  She gives due credit to the role her Wharton education and network played in her career and enjoys helping others in the same capacity.

Rachel applies that same education and training when volunteering at her daughters' school and as an adjunct member of the Wharton Development Committee.  She values the time spent with her family and hopes her work with the Wharton Women's Network of Philadelphia will help her send a strong message to both her daughters about the important role women play in today's business environment.

Introducing Courtney Graybill WEMBA ’11        

Courtney Graybill has over eight years of experience in the pharmaceutical and consulting industries.  Graybill is currently a Strategy Associate at Booz & Co. in the Operations practice based in Florham Park, NJ.  Prior to working at Booz & Co., she spent eight years at Merck & Co. with experience leading manufacturing operations, process engineering and technology transfer, and supply chain management. While in the Supply Chain management group, she drove supply chain efficiencies and product launch activities for a diversified product portfolio.  During her time in the Vaccine Manufacturing Division, she was a Lean Six Sigma Facilitator and Operations Supervisor, leading operational improvement initiatives and managing 24-7 vaccine production activities.  Graybill is Black Belt certified in Lean Six Sigma and is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP). Graybill received her MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School as a Palmer Scholar and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech.  In her spare time, she enjoys staying active by running, playing soccer, and skiing.  She also has a passion for travel and recently spent some time in Europe to celebrate earning her MBA.  Graybill is passionate about staying involved in the Wharton community and is excited to build a strong network of women in the Philadelphia region through the Wharton Alumni Club. 

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