BEST WOMAN CONSULTANT AND A DISTINGUISHED WINNER
Roni Savage Managing Director, Jomas Associates
The WICE finalist process, afforded me the opportunity to celebrate my achievements, and also, that of other females, within an industry, where we make up only 10% of the workforce. I spend some of my time speaking at schools and community events, showcasing the rewards of working in construction, and the benefits of challenging the status quo. As CEO of Jomas Associates, an award-winning Engineering and Environmental Consultancy that I started in 2009, I am proud to be listed amongst the top suppliers to the construction industry. Being a WICE ‘Best Woman Consultant’ finalist has been an extremely humbling experience. I have spent my career working in an industry served predominantly by men, traversing challenges and enjoying opportunities, not coming across many others who looked anything like me. This lack of diversity in the industry, became even more prevalent as I rose to senior positions, becoming Associate Director of one of the UK’s largest Engineering Consultancies, before starting Jomas. A pleasant surprise lay in store for me when I attended the WICE finalist day. I met with a room full of over 200 women trailblazers, all working in the construction and engineering industry. It was a refreshing experience, sharing stories which were not too dissimilar. It was an inspirational and uplifting event.
I thoroughly enjoy working within the fastpaced construction industry, and I look forward to using this award as a platform to further promote diversity and inclusion, and to continue to inspire the next generation to consider a career in the industry. As a Chartered Engineering Geologist, I am fortunate to enjoy a successful career in the construction industry, and to have built a business which focuses on high quality delivery, and client satisfaction. I am excited about the opportunity this gives me to continue to be a role model to others, particularly the female engineers who work for Jomas, as well as my wider network of mentees. I am determined to raise the profile of construction related careers as a rewarding prospect, to enable more diverse future generations. It would be a delight to have more of Jomas female engineers as finalists for future awards.
THE EUROPEAN WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING AWARDS >> MAY 2019
2019 WICE awards and summit summary.