MAKER Ava DuVernay and Other Groundbreakers Honored at Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Event

Every year at ELLE's Women in Hollywood event, dozens of the industry's "female insiders who are creating... change" are celebrated.

From actresses, directors, producers, casting staff, and other members behind the best films and television hits, the 2016 event was far from disappointing.

From MAKER and director Ava DuVernay to writer Katie Dippold, this year's power list will definitely be hard to beat. Click through the gallery above to see the women who made the cut.

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