历史

1985 年,在新加坡政府大力提倡与推广“讲华语运动”之影响下,黄英洪女士与一群具有共同价值观与报负商专妇女深感华语既然是她们的母语,又是彼此间主要的沟通语言,而且职业妇女更应该负起国家与社会所赋予的责任,于是发起成立了华文分会。

 

在新加坡商专妇女协会(英文源流)姐妹会的支持下,她们成立了临时委员会进行新协会的筹备工作。当时,她们邀请赖秀株律师(新加坡第一位女法官)为法律顾问,临时委员会主席是黄英洪、副主席张梅莲,委员包括李玉云律师、柳玉叶律师、莫泽娟、陈舜华、卢达吉、翁小英、梁毓芳、顾秀珍。她们都在筹备过程积极付出一番努力与贡献。

 

1986年1月22日,向新加坡社团注册局申请,并在同年11月获得批准,正式成立«新加坡商业暨专业妇女协会 - 华文分会»(Singapore Business and Professional Women’s Association- Mandarin Chapter)。

 

创会宗旨与五大目标 :

  1. 促进商业与专业妇女的权益而同心协力,以共进退。

  2. 提高其商业与专业上的服务水准。

  3. 促进商业与专业妇女之间的友谊与了解。

  4. 警醒与鼓励新加坡商专妇女,了解自身的潜能与对国家和世界所应付起的责任。

  5. 在商业与专业妇女推广华文华语的应用。

 

新加坡商业暨专业妇女协会- 华文分会的成立,促进了成立新加坡商专妇女联合会(Federation of Business and Professional Women, Singapore)的第一步。2001年3月,新加坡商专妇女联合会获得国际商专妇女联合会(International Federation of Business and Professional Women, 1930年成立于日内瓦)的批准,成为她的附属会,并在同年得到新加坡社团注册局批准而正式成立。

History

 

It was the “ Use of Mandarin” campaign by the Singapore government in 1985 that inspired Mdm Ng Hong and some Mandarin speaking business and professional women to form the Singapore Business and Professional Women Association ( SBPWA)-Mandarin Chapter.

These ladies were proud to have Mandarin as their mother tongue. Nevertheless, the SBPWA-Mandarin Chapter was not formed on the basis of language. The Mandarin language only serves as an alternative medium of communication. In fact, many of their members today are bilingual business and professional women from all walks of life.

The Mandarin Chapter Protem-Committee was formed in 1985 with full support from its sister –club i.e. SBPWA. Ms Lai Siew Choo was appointed as the legal adviser to the mandarin Chapter. Mdm Ng Hong accepted the official appointment as the Chairlady and Ms Cheung Moy Lian as Deputy Chairlady. Other Protem-Committee members were represented by Liw Geok Heok, Mok Chik Kiang, Tan Soon Hwa, Lee Geck Hoon, Ang Siauw Ing, Ku Siew Chen , Low Tai Chee and Neo Jock Hong. With dedication and determination of the Protem-Committee, the Mandarin Chapter was formed in November 1986 to serve the Mandarin speaking professional and business women in Singapore.

The application for the formation of Singaore Business and Professional Women’s Association-Mandarin Chapter was submitted to the Registrar of Societies on January 22, 1986. The Registry of Societies granted approval to the Mandarin Chapter on November 1986. 

Five Main Objectives:

  1. Promote the interests of business and professional women and secure combined action by them

  2. Work for high business and professional standards of service

  3. Promote friendly relations and understanding among business and professional women

  4. Awake and encourage in business and professional women of Singapore a relisation of their potentials and responsibilities in their own country, and consequently in world affairs

  5. Promote the use of Mandarin among business and professional women

新加坡商专妇女协会-华文分会与其他商专妇女协会的关联图

新加坡商专妇女联合会由三个协会组成,分别为新加坡商专妇女协会、新加坡商专妇女协会-华文分会以及新加坡商专妇女协会-第三分会。

SBPWA-Mandarin Chapter and Associate Members

 

The Federation of Business and Professional Women (Singapore) (BPW Federation (Singapore) is the Singapore affiliate of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International), one of the most influential international networks of business and professional women that has affiliates in 95 countries in five continents. BPW Federation (Singapore) is made up of 3 chapters:

注 :新加坡商专妇女联合会和新加坡商专妇女协会-华文分会都是新加坡妇女组织理事会的成员之一。

Locally, BPW Federation (Singapore) and SBPWA-Mandarin Chapter are associate members of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisation (SCWO).