Jo Salter MBE

First Female Fighter Jet Pilot, Former Director of Global Transformative Leadership for PwC, Global Advisory of GenAI for PwC, Named as One of the 50 Most Inspiring Women in the World

Energize: Spring Clean Your Mind and Body to Get Your Bounce Back Today and Every Day

Energize: Spring Clean Your Mind and Body to Get Your Bounce Back Today and Every Day

Energy: 52 Ways to Fire Up Your Life and Become an Energy Angel

Energy: 52 Ways to Fire Up Your Life and Become an Energy Angel

How to hire Jo Salter MBE

Contact the Champions Speakers Agency to provisionally enquire about hiring Jo Salter MBE for your next event, today. To get in touch, simply call an official booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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Official Feedback from In-Person & Virtual Events

Feedback from In-Person Events:

"Jo’s keynote was inspiring, energizing and truly insightful. The attendees referenced her stories throughout the day. Please send A BIG THANK YOU to Jo – we are very happy with the session she delivered, and she has definitely exceeded our expectations." - Weber Shandwick

"I just wanted to say that Jo was fantastic... She is a natural storyteller and her stories are so fascinating. She made a big impact here at OI" - Oxford Instruments

"I just wanted to say thanks for your help with organising Jo Salter - she was amazing and so inspirational everybody loved listening to her story." - Sarah, Events & Educational Courses Manager, Straumann UK

"I can tell you that Jo was excellent, everything she delivered hit the spot and I have been told the day was better because of her contribution, we really enjoyed her participation, thank you very much and I will be back for another speaker and possibly another one later in the month." - Michael, Learning Sourcing Manager, EDF Energy  

"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." - Stuart, Head of Business Delivery, Three

"Everything went smoothly, Jo was brilliant, what a cool lady, I could listen to her speak all day! Thanks so much for all your help in booking her" - Liz, Executive Assistant, DP World

"Great energy, uplifting and motivational style. Came across as passionate and authentic with good presentation skills. Managed the whole session without any slides" - Tejas, Global Supply Manager, British American Tobacco

"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" - Dan, Cable & Wireless 

"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" - Sandra, Inspire Futures Ltd 

"Jo's remarkably down to earth for someone who's spent so many years with her head literally up in the clouds! The unique combination of her extraordinary experiences and her natural ability to make you think and laugh at the same time make her fascinating to listen to" - Caroline 

"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" - Amy, Wells Fargo 

"The group got so much inspiration and learning from her and were very impressed with the amount of time she gave to the group over the evening." - Sarah, Allied Irish Banks AIB and AIB Group

"Jo was fantastic, the overwhelming feedback from across the organisation was that she was an incredible speaker who spoke very passionately about the topic. Everyone really enjoyed her session and I have to say she was incredibly easy to work with." - Kate, Imperial Tobacco

"It went really well, Jo is such a great speaker and had everyone captivated, I’m really looking forward to hearing her again!" - Liz, DP World

"We have received tons of positive feedback on Jo – she was amazing and did exactly what we wanted: she was inspirational, conveyed the right messaging on mindset, overcoming obstacles and energized the team after a heavy content-driven morning. I think many of the colleagues would have loved to spend more time with her afterwards for additional Q&A – so big thumbs up from our end and please send her from the entire IPB EMEA team a warmhearted thanks!" - Eva, Head of Marketing & Communications EMEA Deutsche Bank

"The event went really well thank you, everyone enjoyed the talk Jo delivered, in our feedback survey Jo was the most popular segment of the day. Her talk was very inspirational and staff resonated with her overcoming obstacles that she faced being in a male dominated field. The feedback from staff was that Jo added humour, Jo listened to what we asked in the pre meet, and turned this into a bespoke product for us. Staff benefited from Jo’s continued message in assertiveness during challenging situations. Jo was very professional and engaged with us enabling is to deliver a successful guest speaker." - Martin, Home Office

"Jo was truly fantastic, she captivated the room so easily and the feedback I’ve had from attendees so far is that her journey and leadership experience really resonated with everyone on various levels. It was a real pleasure to have her attend and we look forward to hopefully working with her again on future events." - Jessica, SSCL

"Jo was absolutely fantastic! An absolutely brilliant speaker who pitched her talk perfectly to the audience and managed to connect her story to the theme. She was personable, funny and super inspiring." - Danielle, Field Marketing Senior Specialist, Equinix

"Listening to Jo recount her experiences really brought home just how ground-breaking her career has been. Yet, despite her impressive achievements, she was willing to talk frankly about the mistakes she made along the way. We were delighted to be able to welcome Jo into the organisation. She spoke with warmth and humour - and had an infectious energy that gave everyone attending a boost." - Jamie, Learning Programme Manager, Ministry of Defence

"Jo was absolutely amazing, she was so engaging and inspiring and very easy to deal with on site too! She was absolute joy to work with and listen too so thank you for your help organising this! I hope she enjoyed her time with us too. We have had really positive feedback from our attendees about her." - Zara, Event and Programme Coordinator , Summit Events

"It was a really inspirational speech and the meeting participants thoroughly enjoyed it. We especially appreciated the link she made with Sika." - Christine, Head of Regional Communications and Marketing EMEA, Sika

"Jo went down a storm with our attendees. We’ve had such great feedback and she was such a pleasure to work with. The hour flew by so quickly and we were left feeling so inspired and wanting more. We will definitely be having Jo back again to share more of her amazing experiences when the time is right." - Chloe, Learning & Development Coordinator, Clyde & Co LLP

"The event was great and Jo did fantastic job. She was definitely the best choice!" - Agata, BP

"Jo was incredible! Loads of people joined. I have seen her speak a couple of times now and she is so captivating and humble. Just wonderful." - Laura, Learning Partner HPC & NP, EDF Energy

"Having Jo Salter as our keynote speaker during our employee resource group affinity month was inspirational. The session was more of a conversation which made it feel natural, and we really got to know who Jo was and gained an in-depth view into her background. I would highly recommend having her speak at any engagement. Jo Salter's insights and expertise added immense value to our event, and her ability to connect with the audience on a personal level left a lasting impression. Thank you, Jo, for sharing your inspiring journey with us!" - Coinbase

"So much to take away from the meetings and presentations. From ‘taking a step back and breathe’ from Jo Salter to one of my personal highlights." - Abbott Nutrition

  • 2024 - Global Advisory GenAI for PwC
  • 2024 - Risk GenAI for PwC
  • 2023 - Assignment at PwC Australia
  • 2022 - Received an honourary doctorate from Bournemouth University 
  • 2022 - Appointed MBE in the New Year Honours for Services to Aviation
  • 2021 - Director of Global Transformative Leadership for PWC
  • 2020 - Director of Risk Technology Strategy for PWC
  • 2018 - Director of Chief of Staff to Head of Technology & Investments for PWC
  • 2015 - Director of People & Organisations for PWC 
  • 2008 - Ambassador for Global Angels 
  • 2004 - Managing Director of Saltin Ltd 
  • 2006 - Pilot on 6 AEF for RAF Benson
  • 2000 - Associate Lecturer for the Open University Business School 
  • 2000 - European Operations Manager for Automated Power Exchange 
  • 1999 - Head of Technical Services for NetConnect 
  • 1994 - Pilot in the 617 Sqn 
  • 1986 - Officer in the Royal Air Force