Esther Adekunbi is a researcher in Education, specialised in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. She is a Queen Elizabeth Scholars – Advanced Scholar Fellow at the University of Ottawa. With a background in Adult Education, she has a keen interest in human development, especially women/girls’ education and advancement. Having served as a teacher and school administrator for many years in Nigeria, Esther Adekunbi is very familiar with the gender disparity in education. Her personal experience with women living in rural areas of Nigeria exposed her to the marginalization of women and kindled her passion for women’s advancement. Her PhD thesis, being in Women’s Reproductive Health Education further exposed her to the plights of women the world over, and gave her a burning desire to contribute to the emancipation of women/girls through education.