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- Board of Directors Shannon Kim Wagner, President Shannon Kim Wagner is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and founder of the Women’s Strength Coalition. She created the WSC with a firm belief that there are three fundamental elements necessary to creating real social change. People need to feel safe and strong in their own bodies. People need to feel supported and understood by their communities. People need to be educated on the lived experiences of others in order to instill compassion, and an obligation for action. Further, the demonstrable link between strength training and mental health spurs her drive to make lifting more accessible to all people, regardless of gender, sexuality, or income level. Araliya Ming Senerat, Vice President Araliya Ming Senerat, MPH Candidate, has previous experience in research, program evaluation, and event planning. Her skills bring to the team knowledge on creating and implementing a program, collecting and analyzing data, and report writing. Araliya also brings experience working in different countries with diverse populations. Sarah Walter, Treasurer Sarah Walter has six years experience working in the non-profit sector, and five as Executive Director of a non-profit Land Trust. Strength training has positively changed the way she experiences her body, and…Team
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- 1 2 3 4 5 Our events offer the chance to express power and strength, while enacting change and advocating for issues that deserve exposure and discussion. All WSC competitions take place in a supportive and fun community environment, and are inclusive and identity-affirming. Lift for Planned Parenthood, April 2017 Our first event raised over $14,000 for Planned Parenthood. LFPP offered lifters and supporters a chance to express their strength, while enacting change and advocating for women’s rights. “I have wanted to take action for a while, but I felt helpless and I didn’t know how,” wrote one LFPP lifter, a first time competitor in the sport of powerlifting, “The concept of putting myself out there and doing what I love while supporting an important cause really resonated with me.” The event resonated with others as well, and registrations sold out in just six days. “Absolutely incredible! The meet was well-run and efficient, the environment was incredibly supportive and super welcoming for first-time competitors. I loved every minute of it, and would 110% participate in another WSC event!” -Alexandra 1 2 3 4 5 Pull for Pride Nationwide, June 2017 1 2…Events