Beata served as Chair of Women in Film International - a non-profit organization which supports and promotes professional women in the entertainment industry. Beata created industry panels, events, brought in an international committee from many countries: Romania, Russia, China, Syria, Australia, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Israel, Germany with the idea to open other WIF chapters worldwide etc. WIF was one of many organizations that Beata brought in the concept of celebrating International Women’s Day
"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."
Congresswoman Maxine Waters
From left to right: Oscar winner “Panama Deception” Barbara Trent, author Betty Friedan, Doris M. Leader Charge, script translator of Academy Award winner “Dances With Wolves”, Beata Pozniak, actress Akosua Busia, musician Stevie Wonder, fimmaker Tiana celebrating IWD (1994) at DGA in Hollywood.
Photo: Lida Hadas
From left to right: WIF President, Patricia Barry, actress Bea Richards, author and subject of Oliver Stone’s “Heaven & Earth” Le Ly Hayslip, sculptress Beatrice Woods, WIF Executive Director, Harriet Silverman, Beata Pozniak at Raleigh Studios, Hollywood.
“Dear Beata, On behalf of Women in Film and all of us who admire your vision, enthusiasm and industry on this purposeful project, our sincere compliments. You single-handedly produced a memorable evening and introduced us to an important commemoration of women’s achievements. Now, thanks to you, we have established a meaningful annual event that will become another WIF tradition. That’s very special and so are you. Again, our heartfelt appreciation.”
Executive Director, Women in Film
(reprinted from event’s catalog)
This LA-based WIF committee fosters a creative and cultural bond with other countries by discovering, promoting and supporting the ideas and efforts of entertainment professionals, especially women, throughout the world. The goal is to develop programs and events of mutual interest including industry panels on co-production, screenings in association with consulates and film boards, and attendance at international film festivals. Additionally, WIF is dedicated to serving as resource for our international filmmaker guests and dignitaries.
Women in Film International - Chair, 1993, a non-profit organization which supports and promotes professional women in the entertainment industry. WIF has over 3,000 members in Los Angeles and is represented with 20 autonomous chapters representing 10,000 women worldwide.