On Jan. 21, a day after President Trump's inauguration, women rose up and marched: over five million worldwide and one million in Washington, D.C.

The historic march is believed by some to be the largest demonstration in American history. The Women's March on Washington has given us a preview of the power of women in today's ever-more connected society. But as always, women have been a force to be reckoned with, especially when they're unified under a common cause.

With Women's History Month kicking off today, it's important to remember its origins. What started out as National Women's History Week under President Carter blossomed into Congress declaring the entire month of March 1987 as National Women's History Month.

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Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is an associate editor for NU PropertyCasualty360. Contact him at [email protected].