Top ad boss suspended after sharing his dodgy views on gender

One of the UK's top advertising bosses has been told to take a "leave of absence" after making some dodgy claims about gender diversity in advertising that incurred the derision of some of the most powerful women in the industry.
 
The chairman of Saatchi and Saatchi Worldwide Kevin Roberts, who also has the title "head coach" for its parent company Publicis Groupe, said that the issue of gender diversity was over at the agency, where clients include HSBC, Visa, Mondelez and Procter and Gamble.

Roberts said the creative agency doesn't spend "any time" on the matter and industries such as finance were "way worse" while saying women simply did not want to become senior leaders in the industry, in a tone-deaf interview with Business Insider.

Read more at : http://www.cityam.com/246527/top-ad-boss-has-been-suspended-after-sharin...

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One of the UK's top advertising bosses has been told to take a "leave of absence" after making some dodgy claims about gender diversity in advertising that incurred the derision of some of the most powerful women in the industry.
 
The chairman of Saatchi and Saatchi Worldwide Kevin Roberts, who also has the title "head coach" for its parent company Publicis Groupe, said that the issue of gender diversity was over at the agency, where clients include HSBC, Visa, Mondelez and Procter and Gamble.

Roberts said the creative agency doesn't spend "any time" on the matter and industries such as finance were "way worse" while saying women simply did not want to become senior leaders in the industry, in a tone-deaf interview with Business Insider.

Read more at : http://www.cityam.com/246527/top-ad-boss-has-been-suspended-after-sharin...

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