It's a 2002 R6, for reference. I'm 5'5"ish and considered myself to have some strength and muscle, but that was certainly tested today.
Do as gundam said ... it seems to be the technique everyone recommends, basically a squat.
Other thing you have to realize is that if you drop your bike, collect your thoughts! First time I ever dropped a bike, I couldn't budge the thing - mainly because I was freaking out. My buddy came over and just picked it right up for me.
Looking back, I realized I was just too focused on the fact that my bike was laying on its side to actually stop and give it any real effort or thought in picking it up.
At Adirondack Nationals in Lake George a couple years ago, I saw a shorter girl get on her FZ8 and it was on a slight hill, so she lost her footing and the bike fell on her. I ran over to help her, but since it was all car-crazy people there, nobody else seemed to care about the motorcyclist on the ground.
I picked the bike up for her and besides a sore ankle (and her pride), she was on her way.
I think there will always be *someone* around to help you out, so you shouldn't worry about it .