Women of Worth - Each year, LOreal Paris recognizes 10 women who have dedicated their lives to serving their communities.

CONOCE A SuEllen Fried

"Being a Women of Worth enables us to commit additional resources towards the process of reforming inmates through a weekly intensive curriculum."


About SuEllen Fried

For more than 30 years, SuEllen Fried has visited prisoners in Kansas to witness discussions where inmates transform themselves through "raw, real and relevant" sessions. SuEllen co-founded Reaching Out From Within with an inmate who was a member of the Lifer's Club in 1982. She was asked to bring in experts to help the inmates understand the roots of violence in their lives. Consequently, a curriculum emerged that has produced amazing low recidivism rates. Today, ROFW reaches more than 600 prisoners each year and operates 18 weekly groups in all nine Kansas prisons, and three weekly programs in North Carolina Correctional Facilities. ROFW members are committed to giving back in many ways. They tutor other inmates to obtain their GED, train themselves to be hospice workers for terminally ill prisoners, speak to youth groups, raise funds for child abuse and domestic violence shelters, and many program alums return to prisons to be volunteer sponsors and mentors.

About Reaching Out from Within

Reaching Out from Within sponsors self-help programs for inmates who desire to make changes in their behavior that enable them to become role models for non-violence while in correctional facilities and productive family members and citizens upon return to our communities.

Other 2014 nominees

  • Melaney Smith

    "Thanks to Women of Worth, we’ll be able to expand our reach and keep even more children reading during the summer break."

  • Jaha Dukureh

    "As a Women of Worth, we can facilitate more programs to help raise awareness about the devastating practice of female genital mutilation."

  • Teri Kelsall

    "Thanks to Women of Worth, veterans with an entrepreneurial spirit will be able to realize their dreams and embark on a new, fulfilling journey."

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