Kathryn Bigelow — American Director born on November 27, 1952,

Kathryn Ann Bigelow is an American director, producer and writer. Her films include the vampire Western horror film Near Dark, the action crime film Point Break, the controversial science fiction action thriller Strange Days, the mystery thriller The Weight of Water, the submarine thriller K-19: The Widowmaker, the war film The Hurt Locker, the action thriller war film Zero Dark Thirty, and the short film Last Days of Ivory. The Hurt Locker won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Picture, won the BAFTA Award for Best Film, and was nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama... (wikipedia)

I don't want to be made pacified or made comfortable. I like stuff that gets your adrenaline going.
If there's specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.
Perhaps the only thing in my favor is that I am very tenacious. I don't take 'no' very well.
I thrive on production. It feels very much like a natural environment for me.
I do have to say I have been very fortunate.