UK’s first female fast-jet fighter pilot to speak at RIAT business event

By Ben Fitzgerald - 28 June 2019

BusinessNetworking

The UK’s first female fighter pilot, Jo Salter, will speak at the inaugural Business Club event at this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo.
Jo, who is now the Chief of Staff to the Head of Technology and Investment at Price Waterhouse Cooper, will share her experiences with invited guests.

She was inspired to join the RAF after attending several airshows during her childhood in Croydon. After taking A levels in maths, physics and electronics, she applied to join and, aged 18, became an engineering officer in the Comms-Electronic branch. She also knows Wiltshire and the Cotswolds well as she spent three years studying for her undergraduate degree at Shrivenham and lived nearby during those years. 

Jo said: “I am looking forward to sharing my view that leadership and achievement are about the person rather than the sector someone works in or the size of their business. I ran my own consultancy for some time and I have learned that from personal experience.” Jo said.

“Diversity isn’t just about gender, race or religion, it’s about thinking differently and allowing people to be their true selves in the workplace.”

Jo will be one of a number of speakers at The Air Tattoo Business Club which will be held for the first time at the show where companies can network in one of the Air Tattoo’s premier hospitality suites.

Guests will spend the day with like-minded organisations, enjoy business round-table discussions with pilots and aircrew who will drop in throughout the day for photo opportunities.

The event starts at 9.00am with refreshments and structured networking followed by guest speakers from 10am-11am.  The flying display is from 11am-3pm with lunch served during this time – those who want to stay in the room can take part in facilitated round-table discussions. Afternoon tea will follow at 3pm with guests departing from 4.30pm.

The cost is £220 (plus VAT) per person.  Details are available here https://www.airtattoo.com/bc or email businessclub@rafcte.com 

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