Geotechnical engineer Roni Savage has been named as a champion of women in business in the UK for her role empowering women in the workplace.
Savage came 58th in the second annual ranking of executives who have made a substantial difference to women’s careers. The list, backed by the Financial Times, showcases 100 female executives, 50 male executives and 50 female future leaders.
Everyone on the list was nominated by their peers and then reviewed by a panel of judges.
Savage took a BEng honours degree in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics at the University of Portsmouth, as well as an MSc (with distinction) in Environmental Management at the University of Exeter, before embarking on a career working with various engineering consultancies. She was involved in projects across the UK, including the widening of the A406 and M25.
She said: “I am thrilled to be acknowledged as a Champion of Women in Business by The Financial Times, amongst amazing trailblazing women. I find it extremely rewarding empowering other women, and I am looking forward to continuing to grow my business while also supporting others.”
Savage started engineering and environmental consultancy Jomas Associates in 2009, growing it to a turnover of £2M in 2017.
Jomas Associates works with residential, commercial and industrial developers, local authorities and government bodies, carrying out pragmatic and commercial focused investigations into ground conditions, supporting engineering design and assessing land contamination in the reclamation of brownfield/derelict sites.
Each person named in the Heroes was scored on the seniority and influence of their role; their work to champion women; their significant business achievements; and the testimonial that was provided with their nomination. Their work in creating an environment in which women can succeed had to be outside the remit of their day job.