Adman pitches idea that adwomen don't want to lead, soon will be ex-adman

To be fair, there are some things perhaps only a man can do. A woman, for example, might struggle to assert that “the (bleeping) debate is all over” when it comes to gender equality in the ad industry. Not a man.

Not Kevin Roberts anyway.

Roberts, a man among men and some women, had no difficulty saying it in a recent Business Insider interview, or believing the issue wasn’t worth spending “any time” on from his lofty perch as executive chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi and “head coach” for the advertising agency’s parent, Publicis Groupe.

His problems began when he was heard.