Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Microsoft is working to repair its public image and change course by addressing the damage that CEO Satya Nadella caused last week by saying that women should, perhaps, not ask for raises. His comments immediately became an international high water mark for tone-deafness — and being flat wrong — and he continues to apologize and promise change.
The executive quickly followed his initial comments with a tweet, and later a formal retraction. Today Nadella went further in an internal memo that included a new apology and a set of notes explaining what he intends to implement at Microsoft regarding diversity.
The full memo, which GeekWire published (TechCrunch confirmed with Microsoft that the text is real), is worth reading. The key excerpts follow:
There are three areas in which we can and will make progress — starting immediately.
First, we need to continue to focus on equal pay for equal work and equal…
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