VAUDO SCARPETTA
Guiding Trend 15 May May 2019 0739 15 May 2019

Dear parents, encourage your daughters to study maths and physics

Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta, Chief Diversity Officer at the European Space Agency, explains why it is a value for society that young women devote themselves to the study of science, mathematics and physics, subjects that are often chosen by males.

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"In the countries of the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), there are more women who graduate than men”. Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta, Chief Diversity Officer at the European Space Agency, tells us that women are more qualified and prepared when they approach the job market. However, there are still too few university students who choose to study science. And in this choice the role that parents can play is important: often, unfortunately, they don’t equally encourage the aspirations of male and female children...

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