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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: women should trust that ‘the system will give you the right raises’

You would think women in the tech industry, with its wide gender gap and considerable pay gap, would be skeptical of businesses being perfect meritocracies. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, in statements today, suggested he thinks otherwise. Addressing a group of mostly women at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Nadella told the crowd, “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,” Nadella said. “That’s the kind of person that I want to trust, that I want to give more responsibility to.”

The idea, apparently, didn’t go over so well with some members of the audience:

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