Ersilia Vaudo

Ersilia Vaudo

Chief Diversity Officer of the European Space Agency (ESA)


Ersilia Vaudo is an Astrophicist, currently ESA Chief Diversity Officer and Special Advisor on Strategic Evolution. During her career she held several positions including at the ESA Washington Office ensuring relations with NASA.

She is member of the Advisor Board del Women’s Forum G20 Italy 2021.

In 2020 received the prestigious “Excellence in 3G Diversity Award” from the International Astronautical Federation. In 2020 has been awarded the Premio Internazionale “Tecnovisionarie 2020, Premio Speciale Europa” from the Association Women&Technologies and selected among the “20 women to follow in the French tech” by StartHer.

Ersilia Vaudo has been part of the “12 Women for a New Renaissance” Taskforce established in 2020 by the Italian Minister for Equal Opportunities and Family.

She is member of the initiative “Scale-Up Europe” launched by President Macron and co-chair of the “Future of Work” chapter.