'It is not only about breaking the glass ceiling, it is about working hard to prove yourself. Because at the end of the day one is only answerable to oneself.' Ms Nayantara Palchoudhari, the first women chairperson of Indian Tea Association sharply commented over a telephonic interview. Indian Tea Association, a major and pioneer tea association was founded in 1881 to foresee the tea plantation in India and its several aspects. Since 1881, the association only had men as its chairperson. Ms Nayantara is also the first women Vice Chairperson of the Tea Research Association.