Male executive creative director to Female Director

she's too strong and I don't want to deal with that

I was getting on a call for a job that I was the producers and creatives first choice for...we were being joined on the final call by the executive creative director.
After the call, I was told I was no longer getting the job because the executive creative director said "she's too strong and I don't want to deal with that"...
and he has daughters!!!