There’s still a stereotype about umpires being older men. “While the image of umpiring is changing, a lot of people still think of it, first and foremost, as a man’s job,” Charlesworth-Seiler says. Barber echoes this sentiment. “When’s the last time you heard of somebody walking up to a woman and saying, ‘Hey, I think you would make a good umpire?’” she asks. “Even now, rocket scientists and neurosurgeons are professions that are presented to women as attainable. But umpiring? Very, very seldom.”