Exclusive Recap: Day One of The 2016 MAKERS Conference

The 2016 MAKERS Conference got underway Monday night at Terranea Resort, in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Feminist writer, activist, and organizer, Gloria Steinem, was joined on stage with award-winning actress, and producer, America Ferrera, for a conversation that ranged in topics from women in Hollywood to the 2016 presidential election.

Check out exclusive scenes from the opening night in the gallery above.

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MAKERS' Founder and Executive Producer, Dyllan McGee (right), and MAKERS' Vice President and Creative Director, Samantha Leibovitz, open up The 2016 MAKERS Conference.

Students from STEM education not-for-profit, Black Girls Code, Kimora Oliver and Olivia Ross, sit in the audience at The 2016 MAKERS Conference.

Executive Producer, "I Am Cait," Caitlyn Jenner, and Meghan Stabler, sit in the audience at The 2016 MAKERS Conference.

Award-winning actress, and producer, America Ferrera, and feminist writer, activist, and organizer, Gloria Steinem, take the stage at The 2016 MAKERS Conference.

YouTube Entrepreneur GloZell Green laughs in the audience on the opening night of The 2016 MAKERS Conference.

Award-winning journalist, best-selling author, and co-founder of Stand Up to Cancer, Katie Couric, is joined by Fusion's anchor and special correspondent, Alicia Menendez, for a special MAKERS Caucus on the opening night of The 2016 MAKERS Conference.

Comedian and performer Bridget Everett entertains conference attendees at a post-dinner comedy cabaret.