Dr Jo Salter MBE is famed for her former career as a member of the Royal Air Force, making headlines when she became the first female fast jet pilot of the Panavia Tornado. Now the Director of Global Transformative Leadership for PWC, Jo is also booked as a speaker for a range of corporate events. When booked as a speaker, Jo shares her expertise on global transformative leadership, along with how she broke glass ceilings in the male-dominated environment of the RAF.
When she was just 18 years old, Jo joined the Royal Air Force and completed studies at the Royal Military College of Science. Excelling in the forces, Jo ultimately became a Flight Lieutenant of the 617 Squadron and the first female fast jet pilot. She has since led Air Cadets Air Experience Flights, inspiring future generations of RAF officers and pioneering a male-dominated sector. Today, Jo acts as a Trustee of The Royal Air Force Club and shares her expertise of leadership and teamwork built in the RAF in her corporate career.
Now working a successful corporate career, Jo is the Director of Global Transformative Leadership for PWC. Joining PWC as the Director of People & Organisations in 2015, Jo quickly worked her way up the ranks, also working roles such as Chief of Staff, Head of Technology & Investments and Director of Risk Technology Strategy. Other roles have included being an Associate Lecturer for the Open University Business School, Managing Director of Saltin Ltd, Head of Technical Services for NetConnect and European Operations Manager for Automated Power Exchange. In recognition of her decorated career, Jo was appointed MBE in 2022 for her Services to Aviation and also recieved an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Bournemouth University. She is also a best-selling author, having written the titles Energize: Spring Clean Your Mind and Body to Get Your Bounce Back Today and Every Day and Energy: 52 Ways to Fire Up Your Life and Become an Energy Angel.
Outside of work, Jo is an Ambassador for the Global Angels charity, dedicated to providing aid to communities across the globe in the form of clean water, healthcare, education and female empowerment. Also named as one of the 50 Most Inspiring Women in the World by Harpers & Queen, Jo is available to hire as a female motivational speaker to inspire other women to follow in her footsteps in a male-dominated sector. Breaking glass ceilings as the first female fast jet pilot, Jo encourages others to follow their dreams with empowering anecdotes from her time in the RAF. Teaching audiences about determination and how to perform under pressure, book Dr Jo Salter MBE today for a guaranteed motivational experience.
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Dr Jo Salter MBE is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“Jo Salter has solved more life and death problems than most of us can imagine – and she brings her courage, tenacity and determination to business and management in a way that is truly motivational”
“Wow- Jo was absolutely fantastic. An amazing guest speaker, totally engaging, hilariously funny and has an incredible story to share about facing adversity, diversity and performing at your very best! We loved having her, feedback was amazing, we just wish we had all day just to hear all her incredible stories. Totally loved it! Thank you, Jo”
“Lunchtime speaker Jo Salter regaled the audience with anecdotes about her experience of being Britain’s first female fighter pilot, humorously describing ways in which she overcame male prejudice and official red-tape”