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.

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