Local women honored for making a difference in the lives of those in Kansas prisons

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Local women were honored for making a difference in the lives of those effected by poverty or incarceration.

The organization World Impact Topeka hosted the "Women Who've Changed the Heart of the City" luncheon. Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla, Topeka Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Anderson and Work Impact Senior Vice President Lisa Entz were honored for helping empower women in Kansas prisons.

Mayor De La Isla say she doesn't serve the community with an intent to get recognized.

"It's just reaffirming to me that my heart is on the right track and we just need to keep on advocating for everybody so that our community is a place for prosperity for all," she said.

Dr. Anderson invited students who help uplift other young women as her guests Thursday.