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Roni Savage

Starting her career as a graduate engineering geologist, Roni was the rare woman on the construction site, with no visible female role models in the industry. After years of working in Industry, she founded Jomas Associates in 2009, working for land developers across the UK. As a result of her own experiences climbing the ladder, Roni is determined to reduce gender disparity in the construction and engineering industry. Roni employs and mentors women both in and outside of Jomas, and enjoys watching them excel in their careers. She is a regular speaker on the topic of engineering, construction, diversity and inclusion. Roni is passionate about parity and social mobility, having initiated and participated in several initiatives empowering women and mothers. She is part of the Federation of Small Business Women taskforce, where she is National Lead for Women in STEM. She is a member of committees and advisory boards, with focus on social mobility. She also volunteers for, and is a trustee for the YMCA, empowering young women to get back on track. She is an active part of the Women in Engineering Society, and has spoken to many girls at primary and secondary schools. She took part in the women mentoring programme for the Geological Society of London. Roni has also written articles for numerous media outlets on women in engineering and construction. She is a multi-award winner, named Black British Business Person of the Year in 2018, as well as Natwest Athena Inspiration Woman, Best European Female Consultant in Construction and Engineering, amongst others.

Roni Savage

Roni is an Engineering & Environmental Geologist, working for clients in the Construction Industry. She is hugely passionate about diversity and inclusion, and speaks regularly within her company, and the institution boards/committees that she is part of, on the importance of not making preconceived adverse decisions against candidates based on their gender. She empowers women to believe in themselves and to go for opportunities that they would normally feel insecure to go for. In her previous employment as Associate Director of a major UK Engineering Company, her team comprised a good mix of men and women. In her own business, she has a diverse team who are recruited based on their technical abilities. Externally, Roni has both initiated, and partakes in, initiatives empowering women and mothers. She is part of FSBWomen taskforce, helping to raise profile and support women in business across the UK. She is a volunteer for the YMCA, working to get young women who have lost hope, back on track. She is also part of the Women in Engineering society, helping to raise profile of engineering and construction as a suitable career for women. Additionally, Roni is a regular speaker, coach and mentor.