I'm Roma Agrawal, a structural engineer with a physics degree. I've always loved science and design and found engineering to be a great combination between the two.
I've designed bridges, skyscrapers and sculptures with signature architects over my ten year career. I spent six years working on The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe, and designed the foundations and the ‘Spire’.
In addition to winning industry awards, my career has been extensively featured in the media, including on BBC World News, BBC Daily Politics, TEDx, The Evening Standard, The Sunday Times, Guardian, The Telegraph, Independent, Cosmopolitan and Stylist Magazines, documentaries and in online blogs. I was the only woman featured on Channel 4's documentary on the Shard, 'The Tallest Tower'. I was part of M&S's 'Leading Ladies' campaign 2014 and was described as a top woman tweeter by the Guardian
Outside work, I promote engineering, scientific and technical careers to young people and particularly to under-represented groups such as women. I also engage about these topics with our Institutions and government to understand and develop an effective way forward. Over the last 3 years, I have spoken to over 3000 people at over 50 schools, universities and organisations across the country and abroad.
Please get in touch if you'd like me to present about engineering, women in male-dominated professions, speak to students or the media or indeed have any ideas with a view to promoting the profession!
The Your Life Campaign: Founding Member (2014-2017)
Construction Industry Council: Diversity Panel (2013-2016)
Institution of Engineering & Technology: Knowledge Management Board (2012-2014)
2011 Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE): Achieved Chartered Engineer qualification
2004- 2005 Imperial College London: MSc DIC General Structural Engineering
2001- 2004 Oxford University: BA (Hons) Physics
Indian Classical Dancing, Ballroom & Latin dancing, Yoga, Baking, Reading & Travelling
Asian Women of Achievement Awards
Young Achiever: Finalist 2013
Newcomer of the Year Awards: Finalist 2008
Institution of Engineering & Technology
Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award: Finalist 2012
Pai Lin Li Travel Award: Winner 2008
35 women under 35: Winner 2013
Women in Construction Awards 2014
Engineer of the Year: Winner
BDO's British Indian Awards
Best in Science & Engineering Award: Winner 2013