Dr. Katie Lebel poses for a headshot in front of a yellow-brick building and trees
Dr. Katie Lebel

In an interview with the Toronto Star, Dr. Katie Lebel, professor in the Department of Management, spoke to the news that the National Bank Open is pledging pay equity for women tennis players.

The prize money from the National Bank Open will be equal for both the women’s and men’s events by 2027. Lebel pointed out that investing in women’s sport “is not just a social good, it’s good business.”

Lebel is a professor in the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics.

Her research examines the sport business landscape with a focus on gender equity, sport fandom, marketing and communications. Currently, her work explores opportunities for innovative disruption in sport and the development of a new sport business model.