Agnes Yewande

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Agnes Yewande was born in Edinburgh, Scotland back in 1906 to Richard and Maggie. She enrolled in the Royal College of Music in 1919, where she was given a scholarship to attend the George Watson’s Ladies College. She received an award for General Proficiency in Class Work and passed the Scottish Higher Education Leaving Certificate.

She continued her education at Edinburgh University where she obtained first class honors in all subjects, won a prize graduating in 1929. In 1931, she was recruited by Achimota College for four years as a teacher. She retired early due to physical and psychological exhaustion in 1947. She died of a stroke in 1964 at a young 57.

What you may not know about Agnes Yewande Savage is that prize she won was for being the first woman in the history of Edinburgh who won it. She wrote a paper titled “Diseases of the Skin”, she also won a medal in Forensic Medicine. She was the first West African woman to train and qualify in orthodox medicine, the first West African woman to receive a university degree and the first West African woman to graduate from medical school at 23.

Until tomorrow smile, have a great day filled with a laugh or two thrown in for good measure

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Comments (13)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... I wonder if Agnes is help up as a heroine and inspiration to young women in West Africa.

Jun 29, 2018 03:55 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray ... Agnes Yewande lead the way for women being recognized for scholastic accomplishments.... 

Jun 29, 2018 03:59 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning James Dray,

Another tidbit of history that is so interesting. Agnes Yewande was ahead of her time and was a leader in scholastic accomplishments for women! Amazing!!

Jun 29, 2018 05:03 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Agnes was so far ahead of her time, she had to be an inspiration to many, then and now! Enjoy your day 

Jun 29, 2018 05:44 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I hope the educators in West Africa are teaching their children about Agnes Yewande!  Happy Friday.  A

Jun 29, 2018 05:47 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

GOAL Focused in medicine brought her great awards/rewards !

Jun 29, 2018 05:47 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I always love the stories about women who go up against great odds to succeed. It is sad that she passed away so young.

Jun 29, 2018 07:00 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - you have found another remarkable high achiever. 

Jun 29, 2018 09:30 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, quite an accomplished woman and so very talented.  I hope that your day will be enjoyed my friend!

Jun 29, 2018 10:29 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good afternoon James,

Wonder what she would think of the medical field now.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 29, 2018 01:07 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I didn't realize that Agnes Yewande Savage was so accomplished and had so many firsts to her name James...

Jun 29, 2018 04:01 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

I do wonder what caused her physical and psychological exhaustion at the age of 41 that would cause someone to retire...  I will just have to Google it...

Jun 29, 2018 09:16 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- Agnes Yewande was so accomplished!  Sad that she died so early. 

Jun 30, 2018 10:04 AM