International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is an important annual celebration to Academy and in recognition of this, we hosted an event for the next generation of engineers to connect with senior industry leaders, providing a platform to share advice, experiences and encourage participation from both sides, in the form of a leadership lunch.
We were delighted to welcome special guest Roni Savage, CEO and Founder of Jomas Associates, for a conversation with focus on how we can apply the rigor afforded to physical safety within engineering to ensure greater psychological safety, in line with this year’s INWED theme of Make Safety Seen.
Each invited guest was requested to bring an early career engineer, who could effectively contribute to discussions around the future of women in engineering, and providing them with a valuable networking opportunity.
Roni Savage is CEO and Founder of Jomas Associates, an Engineering Company serving the Construction Industry since 2009.
Named Most Influential Woman in Construction 2022, Roni is a Honorary Fellow of Royal Institute of British Architects, a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of Institution of Civil Engineers, Chartered Geologist and SiLC (Specialist in Land Condition). A graduate of University of Portsmouth with a BEng(hons) in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, she also holds a Masters’ (with distinction) in Environmental Management from University of Exeter, she has worked on many major construction schemes, including the widening of the A406 and M25, as well as various buildings and structures across the UK.
She has been involved in designing sustainable remediation solutions to enable the reclamation of several brownfield sites, which would have laid derelict otherwise. Multi-award winner, and mum of three boys, Roni is a passionate diversity champion, speaking internationally on matters relating to diversity in business, engineering and construction.
Roni is policy chair for construction for the federation of small businesses, with an advisory role to the UK government, and vice chair of YMCA SPG, a charity committed to empowering young people.