"Before forming Womens
Day USA Beata single-handedly launched a campaign which resulted in the very first bill
passed by the US Congress and Senate in the history of the United States officially
recognizing historic International Women's Day - H.J. Resolution 316. It's exciting
to share a real american story: positive contribution of an immigrant. She is
Spiro Dibie, ASC., President of
International Cinematographers Guild
"I appreciate your work
initiating the project and your active involvement in making this day a larger part of our
nation's support of women here and around the world. Thank you Beata for keeping
this day alive in our nation."
Maxine Waters (1996)
"Every year Women's Day is a
revelation. The honorees who represent different ages, many nationalities and
a wide variety of interests are always a great testament to the strength and courage of
women. Beata Pozniak is to be applauded for her passion and persistence in seeking
greater recognition for International Women's Day."
Pillsbury, producer, "And the Band Played On",
"DesperatelySeeking Susan", "Rivers Edge",
"How to make the American Quilt?",
"Eight MenOut", "Love Field"
"As we face the
diverse challenge of the next century, it is more important than ever that we address the
problems of violence, economic inequality, and inadequate representation in government
faced by women worldwide. In doing so, we call for a day when women's extraordinary
daily contributions are celebrated - a time when we fully recognize that it takes
all people striving together, to build a just and compassionate world. Hillary and I
send our best wishes for a memorable observance."
"The Los Angeles City
Commission on the Status of Women applauds you as you continue to highlight the
achievements of women around the world on International Women's Day. For many years, you
have promoted this day to bring Women's contributions to the forefront. Again,
congratulations and continued success."
Angeles City Commission
on the Status of Women (1998)
"This International Women's
Day observance is to promote awareness of women's issues and to recognize the leadership
roles women are playing in all areas of our society. With your leadership, our great
state can look to the future with hope - hope for a prosperous 21st century. I
applaud your efforts to strengthen the involvement of women in all areas of society and to
recognize the important contributions of women throughout the history."
Governor Pete Wilson (1993)
"Women around the world are
calling on us to help them transform development to bring about equality, peace, and a
healthy planet. With your continued support, we can do just that."
Heyzer, Director of UNIFEM (United Nations
Development Fund for Women) (1995)
"Through your efforts, you
show we can make a tremendous difference. Keep up the good work!"
Barbara Boxer (1997)
"I'd like to thank Beata
Pozniak for seeing that this day would not go by unnoticed."
Diane Feinstein (March 8, 1993)
To date Women's Day USA's
International Women's Day celebrations received support from American Indian Higher
Education Consortium, Bosnia Briefings, Cinewomen, Commission on the Status of Women,
Kevin Costner, Peter Dekom, Eagle Nation Films, Eastman Kodak, Equality Now, Feminist
Majority Foundation, Senator Tom Hayden, Gale Anne Hurd, International Photographers
Guild, NOW, National Organization for Women as Business Owners, The Writers Guild West,
Trimark Pictures, The USC School of Journalism, Rock the Vote, Show Coalition, The
American Institute of Polish Culture, Inc., Stevie Wonder & Rhythm 102.3 KJLH, Oliver
Stone, United Nations Development Fund for Women, Women in Film and many others.
The purpose of this project is to
deliver a positive message to the young people of the world, a message of inspiration,
hope and love.
March 8th is celebrated
internationally. Women made enormous contributions in shaping free modern world in
our great American nation. Let's celebrate March 8th in great American style!
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