Famous Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella claimed that he found no gender pay gap, but this does not mean that Microsoft has no work that has to be done to increase workplace equality.
Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, just claimed that he made a mistake when he decided to talk about women’s pay and raises. Earlier this month, Nadella has been widely criticized for claiming that women should not ask for a raise, but believe that the system will take care of them. Now, Microsoft’s CEO claimed that his comments were completely wrong and this entire experience has been “humbling and learning” for him.
“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. Because that’s good karma. It’ll come back because somebody’s going to know that’s the kind of person that I want to trust,” Nadella said when being asked how women should proceed when they want to ask for a raise or a promotion.
“What struck me most even since then is as I talk to other senior women and generally anyone, and their stories of how, for example, quote unquote, the system has actually not worked for them. And when you hear that and you sort of really recognize what a raw nerve my comments [touched], especially around being passive, [it] makes no sense,” Nadella recently told USA Today.
The famous CEO also explained that gender equity is something valued at Microsoft. About 29 percent of Microsoft’s employees actually are women. During this recent interview, Nadella was also asked about Microsoft’s plans when it comes to cloud computing.
The CEO said that it may actually be a little too late for the famous company to enter the market. Nadella is holding a press conference in San Francisco to talk about cloud computing business. Satya Nadella became the CEO of Microsoft in February. The star has managed to create many headlines during the recent months, but he also managed to once again draw the attention on the famous tech company.