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）。
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。
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:
Promote the interests of business and professional women and secure combined action by them
Work for high business and professional standards of service
Promote friendly relations and understanding among business and professional women
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
Promote the use of Mandarin among business and professional women
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:
Locally, BPW Federation (Singapore) and SBPWA-Mandarin Chapter are associate members of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisation (SCWO).