Women's Forum Asia 19


Ersilia Vaudo


Chief Diversity Officer


Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta is an astrophycist and she is currently Chief Diversity Officer. During her long career at ESA, she held several positions, including in international relations, elaboration of high level strategies, preparation of decisions at Member States’ ministerial meetings, network with Think Tanks. From a programmatic perspective, she was part of the ESA Exploration programme, worked as coordinator of Science and Human Spaceflight activities and was the Executive Secretary of the Science and Technology Advisory Group on Exploration in charge of ExoMars. She spent four years at the ESA Washington Office ensuring relations with NASA and US stakeholders, and was Member of the Board of Directors of Women in Aerospace USA.