I'm a big Star Trek fan, but I recently realized there was a gaping hole in my knowledge: How have women contributed to Star Trek?
I'm not talking about the characters. Plenty has been written about how awesome Uhura, Kira, Janeway, and the rest are. I'm talking about the ladies BEHIND the camera -- writers, directors, costume designers, and the like.
Naturally, I began searching the webs. This is Star Trek, I thought, one of the most analyzed media franchises in history. Surely there are lists galore lauding the accomplishments of its female creators and crew!
So, because I love these kinds of projects, I did what any normal and totally non-obsessive person would do: scoured every single Star Trek entry on IMDB searching for women in the production credits. (Awesome Women of Star Trek Library?)
Happily I found that, although information about their specific contributions is often hard to come by, many women's names are attached to this beloved world. Therefore, in the interest of internet real estate and your attention span, I'm splitting this list into multiple posts. The first was dedicated to writers. Today we focus on producers (in rough chronological order). Enjoy!
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.