Respected as the first female fast jet pilot, Dr Jo Salter MBE is best known for flying the Panavia Tornado during her services in the Royal Air Force. Having joined the RAF at the age of 18, she has gained many years of valuable knowledge and experience whilst working in a variety of high-pressure situations. A strong-willed individual, Jo aims to share her expertise in leadership, peak performance, and analytical thinking with a wide audience. When looking to hire an empowering speaker, look no further than Jo.
Having joined the Royal Air Force at age 18, Jo began her studies at the Royal Military College of Science and shortly after secured the role of Engineering Officer. Taking a new direction in her career once it was announced that women could be allowed to pilot jet aircraft, she developed a strong passion for performing to the peak of her abilities. In 1992, Jo earned her wings to fly and by the end of the year, she had completed her fast jet training. After securing the profound position of Flight Lieutenant of the 617 Squadron, she claimed the title of the first female fast jet pilot. Admired throughout the industry, she gained the opportunity to lead an all-male squadron and has continued to showcase that women are as capable as men in all aspects of life.
A leading authority in her field, Jo has become a Trustee of The Royal Air Force Club and an Ambassador of the Global Angels charity. In recognition of her remarkable career achievements, Jo has been named one of the 50 Most Inspiring Women in the World by Harpers & Queen. A true representation of high performance, she was personally invited by Tom Cruise to attend the premiere of Top Gun: Maverick due to her respected reputation in the aviation industry. Having most recently received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Bournemouth University, Jo does not plan on taking a step back from her admirable career anytime soon.
A talented individual, Jo Salter is now highly sought-after as a speaker for a range of events to share her specialist knowledge from her time in the RAF service. Whether she is delivering a presentation or leading a workshop, she inspires audiences to overcome adversity, reach peak performance, and beat their personal challenges. Having attended conferences with 3000+ audience members, she is renowned for creating an event to remember. When looking to hire a remarkable high performance speaker, look no further than Jo.
Jo Salter is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“Without a doubt, Jo was the best speaker I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to. Totally outstanding. A perfect balance of content within Jo’s story, so relevant to our team, our lives and the event. Couldn’t be rated higher, and so many amazing comments from the team about being inspired and taking insights away for change. Please pass on our enormous gratitude.”
“Great energy, uplifting and motivational style. Came across as passionate and enthusiastic with presentation skills. Managed the whole session without any slides.”
“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 you 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.”