I Have No Idea What Nadella Was Thinking

via Microsoft CEO Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot On Gender Pay Gap [Updated] | TechCrunch.

Satya Nadella has been riding a wave of good will, but I wonder if that is over now. I am unable to figure out what Nadella was trying to say with his claim that women who don’t ask for raises should wait for karma to kick in and give them a raise down the line.

The wage and earnings gap is a real thing, but it’s causes and solutions are both varied. One of those solutions will never be women waiting for raises. In respect to Nadella’s comments, women should not wait for a raise. Women should ask for what they are worth. Period. I don’t understand how he could get it so wrong, especially at the Grace Hopper celebration!