Features Friday, October 17, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | October 10, 2014 | 10:14 am IST  Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Thursday took to Twitter to apologize for his comment that women did not need to ask for a raise at work and they should just trust the system to pay them well.  Was inarticulate re how women should ask for raise. Our industry must close gender pay gap so a raise is not needed because of a bias #GHC14 — Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) October 9, 2014 Nadella had made the suggestions at the Grace Hopper Conference on Thursday, where he was asked do give advice for women who wanted to ask for a raise, reports USA Today. He also said that not asking for a raise is "good karma". USA Today has the video of Nadella's interview.  Nadella's comments were received with a lot of criticism on the social media.  In a letter posted on Microsoft's News Center, Nadella writes,"I answered that question completely wrong. Without a doubt I wholeheartedly support programs at Microsoft and in the industry that bring more women into technology and close the pay gap. 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."
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