Crowds gathered Saturday in Charlotte's First Ward park to participate in the Women United March. This was the third year the women's march has been held in Charlotte.
In a break from previous years, organizers asked speakers to refrain from criticizing or promoting political figures and instead focus on political issues. One speaker, Mayor Pro-Tem Julie Eiselt, used the opportunity to call for support for female entrepreneurs.
"There's a lot of bankers in the crowd. Use your position to help women access capital for small businesses," Eiselt said.
The speakers represented the diversity among marchers. They included trans activists, those representing immigrant rights groups and other marginalized groups.
Here's a look at the day's events.