Yewande started her academic career in 1993 at the Ondo state university where she bagged her B.sc in Banking and Finance, and also proceeded to obtain her MBA 2001 from the same university. She started her Banking career in 2001 with United Bank for Africa Plc where she spent eight years with experience spanning across, consumer banking, operational banking and Diaspora banking.
She took a break from banking and decided to get additional professional qualifications and in 2012 she qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIBN) her core competence areas are ability to work under pressure, ability to develop professional customer relationship, multitasking with a penchant for challenging roles, leadership roles shortly after her professional qualification. She secured a job at Prolific Microfinance bank as the Managing Director of the bank, a position she occupies till date. She is also a certified Micro Finance Professional