Microsoft CEO Addresses His Blunder About Women and Raises

ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis sat down with Satya Nadella to find out what he regrets about his comment.
2:10 | 02/05/15

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We move on tonight, to an ABC news exclusive now. The CEO of an American giant, Microsoft. Satya nadella, for the first time, in a network interview, talking about that Gach. Setting off a firestorm, telling women who want a raise, don't ask for one, just have faith. ABC's chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis tonight, asking him if he regrets those comments, and what his own wife had to say about it. Reporter: Is this what you do on your Lunn of break? Tonight, the CEO of Microsoft. Taking us inside the room where he and his team are building the next big thing. We're building a future. It's a lot of fun. Ten years from now. Reporter: -- Satya nadella, a case study of the American dream. One that he believes should be available to everyone. Which is why he knew almost immediately he was wrong when he gave this advice to women about asking for raises. It's not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along. That's good karma. It will come back. Reporter: What did your wife say to you after she heard those comments? My wife and my mother had interesting things to say. My mother -- Reporter: You got schooled? I got absolutely schooled. Reporter: He apologized to his wife, mother and employees. And says he wants to make Microsoft a company that's 50/50 men and women. Pushing innovation, too. This is very school. This wheelchair for parables with Lou Gehrig's. You can actually drive it with your eyes. But nothing more hotly anticipated than these glasses. Developed in secret. It is the next new gadget. Just get up and walk on Mars right in your office. Reporter: I did that. You can play mine craft, mixed in with the environment of a room. Reporter: Are you living the American dream? I think so. I think the U.S. And -- has just been absolutely a dream. The American dream. Rebecca with us now. Very candid with you in this interview. He has two daughters of his own. Reporter: Two doubtdaughters and a son. He gets it, he made a mistake here. All right, rebacke Ka, thank you. There is still much more ahead on "World news tonight"

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