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Creative Agency Tommy Offering Female-Focused Internships to #BettertheBalance in the Creative Industry

Digital creative agency Tommy is rebrands to ‘Tammy’ on 8th March for International Women’s Day 2019.

As part of the rebrand, Tammy will be launching a summer internship programme aimed at young women seeking creative opportunities. The initiative has been set up in order to celebrate the brand’s female staff and acknowledge gender equality as a key value of their business.

To mark the day, Tammy is launching a female internship programme across all three offices for summer 2019, aimed at young women on summer break looking for experience in a creative environment; offering opportunities across design, development, marketing, and production. Applications are now open at

According to research by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport*, in 2016, only 37 per cent of job roles in the creative industry were filled by women. In comparison, men made up 53 per cent of workers across the whole of the UK and women 47 per cent. An unbalance Tammy is working hard to overcome.

Tammy’s global team is now over 50% women. The company has been committed to closing the gender pay gap and can now say that they have zero discrepancy between average male and female wages according to level of position.

Outside of the three founders, Tammy’s first board member was Amanda Leat, Group Operations Director, who has been committed to establishing an equally represented staff at all levels.

Amanda Leat said, “Gender equality and female representation in offices I’ve worked in has always been priority for me. Thankfully that is a shared sentiment from the Board of Directors at Tammy, allowing us to achieve not only pay equality but a gender balanced staff from junior to management level.

I’m very excited about our new initiative to offer young women the chance to explore a wide variety of creative opportunities within advertising. 60% of creative students are female but only 30% end up working in the industry, and I’d love to see that change with the help of these types of programmes.” 

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