Movers, shakers, and women's history makers born in January. ©Archive Photos/Getty Images Dorothy Arzner, pioneering female film director and studio director who was the only woman behind the camera during Hollywood's Golden Era. ©STAFF/AFP/Getty Images Jeannette Piccard, the first female Episcopal priest and the first female licensed balloon pilot. Courtesy: what-when-how Rebecca Lancefield, brilliant microbiologist best known for her research on Streptococci bacteria. ©A. J. O'Brien/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Kathleen Kenyon, archaeologist who led the excavation of the prehistoric city of Jericho. ©Getty Images Diane Keaton, actress, filmmaker and Annie Hall. ©Fotosearch/Getty Images Zora Neale Hurston, Harlem Renaissance writer and anthropologist best known for Their Eyes Were Watching God. ©Getty Images Simone de Beauvoir, intellectual, feminist and author of The Second Sex. ©Gai Terrell/Redferns/Getty Images Joan Baez, folk singer and activist. Courtesy: phil-are-go Katharine Gibbs, founder of Katherine Gibbs secretarial school in 1911. ©Getty Images Katharine Burr Blodgett, renown scientist and industrial chemist and one of the first women scientists hired by General Electric. ©Universal History Archive/UIG/Getty Images Alice Paul, suffragist, attorney and founder of the National Women's Party. Pictured here holding a banner that reads: "No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her self. Susan B. Anthony, 1872." ©Getty Images Mary J Blige, hip hop pioneer dubbed the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. ©Getty Images Charlotte E. Ray, the first female African American lawyer in the United States and the first woman admitted to the Washington DC bar. ©Michael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty Images Shonda Rhimes, screenwriter, director, producer, showrunner and creator of "Scandal." ©Murray Close/Getty Images Dian Fossey (played by Sigourney Weaver in this photo), primatologist best known for her 18-year study of endangered gorillas in Rwanda. ©Jean-Regis Rouston/Roger Viollet/Getty Images Susan Sontag, influential American writer, critic and filmmaker. © Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images Betty White, Emmy-award winning actress and Golden Girl. ©Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images Eartha Kitt, actress, singer, and the very best Catwoman. Courtesy: Open Library Martha Cotera, activist and leading architect of Chicana feminism. ©Mark Wilson/Getty Images Michelle Obama, lawyer and First Lady. ©aaron tam/AFP/Getty Images Cindy Sherman, photographer whose 'Untitled #96' (pictured here) sold for $3.8 million, making it the most expensive photograph ever sold. ©David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images Dolly Parton, country goddess. ©Pathé Entertainment/Getty Images Geena Davis, actress, founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in the Media and Thelma Yvonne Dickinson. ©Getty Images Gertrude Elion, biochemist, pharmacologist and recipient of the 1988 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for her important research and development on pharmaceutical drugs. ©Bobby Bank/WireImageGetty Images Mariska Hargitay, actress and Olivia Benson of "Law & Order: SVU." ©Culture Club/Getty Images Edith Wharton, American novelist, short story writer, and designer best know for House of Mirth. ©Getty Images Mary Lou Retton, gymnastic gold medalist and the first woman on the cover of a Wheaties box. ©Hulton Archive/Getty Images Virginia Woolf, modernist author of books including A Room of One's Own and Mrs. Dalloway. ©House Of Fame LLC/Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images Etta James, R&B legend. ©Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Bessie Coleman, the first black woman to fly a plane and earn an international pilot's license. Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons Georgia Clark, the first woman appointed to U.S. Treasurer in 1949.