She's the recent recipient of the Dorothy Arzner Directors Award at the Women in Film Crystal Lucy Awards. She's been said to have "prove[n] that woman can muscle in on the blockbuster market too." She's been slated to direct films like Hamlet, If I Stay, The Girl with the Red Riding Hood, and Maximum Ride. Her name is Catherine Hardwicke, and she was the director of Twilight.
Her work on Twilight has, according to Reuters, gained her and the film a place in the Guiness Book of World Records for "Highest-Grossing Movie By A Female Director.
Kristen, Rob and Catherine signing "Breaking Dawn" In Rome, Italy for the release of the book in 2008. Photo credit listed in photo