Microsoft CEO launches diversity training effort
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft's CEO is continuing to try to repair damage caused by his gaffe last week at a women-in-computing conference. CEO Satya Nadella on Thursday sent a memo to staff saying all employees at Microsoft will receive expanded training on how to foster an inclusive culture.
In his memo, Nadella also said the company must not only focus on equal pay for equal work, but the opportunity to do equal work. He added that Microsoft needs to recruit more diverse talent.
Nadella was widely criticized after suggesting that women don't need to ask for raises and should just "trust" the system to pay them what they're worth. He later apologized in a tweet and then formally retracted his statements on the company's website.