This week on New Mexico in Focus, the show celebrates International Women's Day on March 8 by talking to winners of the Women in Technology awards, sponsored by the New Mexico Technology Council. NMiF correspondent Furhana Afrid interviews Julianna Silva, Albuququerque regional manager of WESST, Lisa Abeyta, founder of APPCityLife and Kim Griego, teacher at Cleveland High School. All three are joined by Lisa Adkins, chair of the New Mexico Technology Council. 

New Mexico in Focus airs Friday night at 7 p.m. on Channel 5.1 and appears online at NMiF shortly thereafter. The show rebroadcasts Saturday at 5 p.m. on Channel 9.1 and again on Sunday at 7 a.m. on Channel 5.1. 

Also this week, producer Megan Kamerick talks with Nina Simons about the transformative potential of women's leadership and a special all-journmalist Line panel talks about the media landscape in the state. 

** Lisa Abeyta, founder, APPCityLife and Women in Tech winner
** Lisa Adkins, Chair, New Mexico Technology Council
** Kim Griego, teacher, Cleveland High School and Women in Tech winner
** Chichi Okafor, executive director, IGNITE Nigeria
** Julianna Silva, Albuquerque regional manager, WESST and Women in Tech winner
** Nina Simmons, co-founder, Bioneers

Line Panelists
** Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal
** Sherry Robinson, New Mexico News Services
** Rachel Sams, Albuquerque Business First
** Steve Terrell, Santa Fe New Mexican

** Megan Kamerick, NMiF producer
** Furhana Afrid, NMiF correspondent 

** Gene Grant

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New Mexico in Focus is produced by Megan Kamerick. Funding has been provided in part by the McCune Foundation, the Communications Fund and the Santa Fe Community Foundation.