She Can Lift: Women in Para Powerlifting Programme


Description: She Can Lift was launched in 2018 through support of the Agitos Foundation with the aim to improve the gender equity among different stakeholders throughout the sport. Since its inception, hundreds of women have been directly impacted and empowered through participation in certification courses. In 2021, She Can Lift expanded with the delivery of the Gender Equity and Leadership Conference to coincide with International Women’s Day. World Para Powerlifting and She Can Lift was recognised by the International Paralympic Committee as the winner of their International Women’s Day Recognition Award in the international federation category for 2021. As a continuation, She Can Lift provides grants for interested women to participate in courses.

Eligibility: Women interested in a Para powerlifting pathway in coaching, officiating or classification.

Application Process: Eligible women should complete the Certification Course Registration Form, specifically mentioning "She Can Lift", and provide information about their experience, motivation and goals in the sport.

Selection Process: Selection is on an ongoing basis. Applications are reviewed and assessed by World Para Powerlifting Management Staff.

Life After Lifting: Retired Athlete Transition Programme

 

Description: Life After Lifting was launched in 2020 with the aim of supporting athletes remain involved in the sport following retirement from competition. Life After Lifting provides grants for interested retired athletes to participate in courses.

Eligibility: Para powerlifting athletes who competed at the Paralympic Games and have retired from international competition.

Application Process: Eligible athletes should complete the Certification Course Registration Form, specifically mentioning "Lift After Lifting" and provide information about their experience, motivation and goals in the sport.

Selection Process: Selection is on an ongoing basis. Applications are reviewed and assessed by World Para Powerlifting Management Staff.