Early Romans considered the first day of spring with the vernal equinox; it was the start of new beginnings. Truth be told, March (or Martious) was considered the first part of the year. By 1939, the term “March Madness” was coined by the first NCAA Division Men’s basketball tournament. At the time it underscored the call for schools, their athletic programs, and their student bodies to shine and garner invaluable respect. Today’s “March Madness” raises a different personal sentiment.

Covid-19, Crypto and the “Great Resignation” and oh yeah, Russia, as I write, is invading an independent Ukraine Country in a modern-day David-and-Goliath fashion, wreaking further havoc on the rest of the world. Thus, laying a threat to our global economies and wellbeing.

Pick one topic and you can find the madness.

Yet, as a woman-owned small business owner, I am reminded that March Madness marks a time to celebrate International Women’s Day, Tuesday, March 8th. Amid the world’s lunacy, this celebration aims to focus global attention on the state of women when it comes to gender equality, bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.

Its goal is to make the world more diverse, equitable, and inclusive for them.