Women of Cement

International Women’s Day is celebrated by CMA each year bringing to the fore the various roles being played by women in the Cement Industry in India, in keeping with this intent, CMA launched its initiative Women of Cement in 2022. CMA applauds and would like to highlight the women in the Cement fraternity. Women of Cement celebrates the resilience, strength and commitment of women in the Cement Industry and we call them, the Women of Cement.

International Women’s Day 2022

CMA dedicated this Women's Day to all its Member Companies, who are giving wings to women at work not only at their companies and plants but more importantly to the many more, who are being empowered and celebrated each day, every day through their multifarious programmes ranging from skills development to health, hygiene and education

Women’s Day celebration at CMA Offices

Meet the Women of Cement

Dr.Lakshmi Manean CS, M.Com, M.Phil, PhD serving as Company Secretary of TANCEM also served as Company Secretary at TANSIDCO, Chennai and TANMAG, Salem. Specialized in legal and compliance, not restricting with the Board of Directors, she is also involved in procurement and Sales. She involved in obtaining EC for mines at TANMAG and TANCEM. Before joining SPSU, she was Lecturer & HOD at SDNB Vaishnav College and Assistant Professor at MCC with guest faculty at ICFAI and ICSI. Not just in professional front, she also leads a happy life at home. Blessed with two daughters, she takes care of all household work by herself. She believes that being persistent on goals will lead to success be it work, relationships, self or play. She has more than a decade’s experience in corporate sector and another decade of experience in teaching. Prior to joining as the first woman Company Secretary of TANCEM, Dr.Lakshmi served as Company Secretary for an year at TANSIDCO, Chennai and couple of years at TANMAG, Salem as Company Secretary cum Compliance Officer. Being a Company Secretary she works very closely with the Board of Directors. Though she is specialized in legal and compliance, her interaction is not restricted just with secretarial and compliance aspects, she had also been involved in procurement as Materials(incharge) and sales & marketing as GM (Marketing) (additional charge). She actively involved herself in obtaining Environmental Clearance for mines at both TANMAG and TANCEM by presenting before EAC and SEIAA-TN and got EC. Before joining SPSU, she was Lecturer & HOD at SDNB Vaishnav College for women, Chennai and Assistant Professor at Madras Christian College, Chennai also acting as a staff advisor for 3 years and as convener of an international conference. She had also been a guest faculty handling subjects like financial management and corporate accounting at ICFAI and ICSI. During her tenure as a teaching staff, she had also participated and published articles in national and international conferences. Not just in professional front, she also leads a happy life at home. She is blessed with two beautiful daughters and spends most of her free time with them. She loves cooking and takes care of all household work by herself. She proudly says that ‘I was just a Commerce graduate when I got married. With support of my husband and parents, I completed my PG, M.Phil, PhD and ACS going for job and taking care of my family’. She appeals to all women ‘Align how you spend your time with what is important to you, be it work, relationships, self or play. Being persistent on goals will lead to success’.