Directors are among the top decision makers when it comes to what we see on screen, but this powerful position in the entertainment hierarchy has long been reserved for men.
Unfortunately, Star Trek is no different. Out of 13 movies and more than 750 episodes, ZERO movies and only 41 episodes have been directed by women -- 18 by women of color.
While there may not be as many as we'd like, let's celebrate the relentless women who did manage to climb to the top of the artistic chain of command and bring their visions to the world of Star Trek.
P.S. What? You haven't seen the first two posts about women writers and producers for Star Trek? Rectify!
P.P.S. Most of the info below was drawn from imdb.com, memory-alpha.fandom.com, and linked interviews. While I've done my best to be thorough, I admit my fallibility and welcome corrections. The vast majority of women credited with working on Trek have little to no information available about them, and photos are even more scarce. Also, shorts, video games, books, comics, and fan-made media are not included.