Our thanks to Stuart for this. From the article:
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Monday, Kate Stanners, global chief creative officer at Saatchi and Saatchi, rejected the suggestion that women lacked ambition – saying Mr Roberts’s comments had upset a “huge” number of employees.
She said women “don’t bail out, and do want the top jobs”.
Ms Stanners is talking utter nonsense. Some women might want top jobs, but (with few exceptions) they don’t want the years of grinding effort and sacrifice that are usually required to get the top jobs on merit. Hence the need for positive discrimination, so they can land the jobs whilst working and sacrificing less than their male colleagues – the ‘Wimbledon effect’. She needs to read The Sexual Paradox by Susan Pinker, a Canadian psychologist (sister of Steven Pinker). It fully bears out the truth of Kevin Roberts’s remarks.