Microsoft CEO Tells Women Not to Ask For Raises, Trust in ‘Karma’ Instead, Later Issues Apology

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Something tells us that telling women what to do when it comes to the gender pay gap may not be the best idea. Microsofts newest CEO, Satya Nadella was the subject of tons of controversy ever since he made comments suggesting that women who don’t ask for raises have “good karma” and that not asking for equal pay with men is a “superpower.”

The best part? These comments were shared at a conference celebrating women in computing. Brilliant.

His stroke of genius came after someone asked the following: “What do you advise women who are interested in advancing their careers, but not comfortable … with asking for a raise?” Nadella added that women have to “know and have faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along.”

Mashable reports, Nadella did issue an apology stating the following:  “I answered that question completely wrong. I believe men and women should get equal pay for equal work. And when it comes to career advice on getting a raise when you think it’s deserved, Maria’s advice was the right advice. If you think you deserve a raise, you should just ask.”

The statement was written in an email to Microsoft employees.

[via Mashable]

Gayana Sark | News Cult