It is interesting to look at participation of judges of this competition compared to participating ringers. There have been 143 judging positions at the finals since the contest began (i.e. this data isn’t counting the number of distinct judges – if someone has judged 2 finals, they will be counted twice). Of these, 20 positions (14%) have been held by women. There have been 298 eliminator judges (the same caveat applies), of which 58 (19%) have been female roles.
Full article and analysis here: From Learners to Contest Judges – is gender balance being achieved in ringing?