Microsoft CEO in Under Fire for Comments on Women Asking for A Raise

Satya Nadella said women should "Trust the System" at a women's technology conference.
2:26 | 10/10/14

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To those remarks from Microsoft CEO that are generating major backlash this morning. He's under fire for saying women should not ask for a raise they should just trust and -- ABC's green and -- -- has that story. This morning Microsoft CEO -- -- -- Della under fire for these candid comments. It's not really of -- Oscar. -- for the raise but knowing and having faith that the system would actually give you that right praises as you go along. Serving his keynote speaker and -- nearly 8000 women. At a women's technology conference Thursday when asked for advice on how women should ask for raised the 47 year old male -- don't. That's going karma it'll come back. Because somebody's gonna know that's the kind of person that I want to trust not. The kind of person that I want to really give more responsibility. To and in the long of efficiency -- -- -- Maria Clough -- the college president Microsoft board members sharing the stage immediately disagreed. Discipline and very good things I disagree with you -- Women in the audience speaking out. Their -- this audible intake of -- saying. -- -- -- The response online. Outrage one woman tweeting did he just say not asking for -- is like karma and -- work out for you would the end. The wage gap on the minds so many including comedian Sarah Silverman who upon learning the average woman earns 111000. Dollars less a year than her male counterparts. Offers this solution in her Bible -- They equal pay -- projects and that's why am taking matters into. -- own hands I'm becoming indeed. Think this will spark a lot of conversation. And I think that this will get Microsoft itself to maybe examine its culture a little bit more and. -- -- and now backtracking trying to clarify his controversial comments sending this email to Microsoft staffers overnight. Writing I answered that question completely wrong and I believe men and equipment should get equal pay for equal work. One economist claims that a woman who didn't ask for raised early in her career could risk losing anywhere from one million to one point five million dollars. Over her lifetime. -- -- -- in charge of -- around here. I. I think -- the wrong person Nash Haskell yeah.

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