Martha Stewart is reportedly seeking to do community service work teaching poor women to start their own businesses, in exchange for a shorter stint behind bars.

Stewart has offered to perform 1,000 hours of community work with Women's Venture Fund, a New York-based non-profit organization, Newsweek magazine reported.

Convicted on March 5 on one charge of conspiracy, one charge of obstruction of justice and two charges of making false statements to investigators, Stewart has a June 17 sentencing hearing. She could face 10 to 16 months in prison.

Women's Venture Fund president Maria Otero is reported to have sent a letter to U.S. Judge Miriam Cedarbaum, who presided over Stewart's trial, about the benefits the domestic icon could offer women in the program.

Lawyers for Stewart have declined to comment on the report. Stewart's legal team has said it plans to appeal her conviction after U.S. authorities charged a prosecution witness in the case with perjury.

The witness, Larry F. Stewart, is a national ink expert who works at the Secret Service. The U.S. government said it had found eight separate false statements made by him on the stand. He was charged with two counts of perjury.

The U.S. government has insisted the perjury charge will not affect Stewart's conviction.