Microsoft CEO gets skewered on Twitter over 'karma' commentOctober 10, 2014: 11:43 AM ET
by Jillian Eugenios
Dear Karma, we have a list of women you missed.
That's one of the rallying cries making the rounds on Twitter after Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella suggested at a conference Thursday that if women trust in the system they will be rewarded.
"That ... might be one of the additional superpowers, that quite frankly, women who don't ask for raises have," he said. "Because that's good karma. It will come back."
Yes, that's right. It's not enough to be good at your job, ladies. You must also have a superpowers.
He later apologized via Twitter:
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
Too late. Reaction to his words has been swift, with many taking to Twitter to encourage women to #Ask4More.