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Breakingviews: Microsoft CEO's faulty OS

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 02:57

Antony Currie, Kate Duguid and Stephanie Rogan discuss how Satya Nadella's chauvinistic comments on pay for women in tech show the software giant is worryingly stuck in the past.

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-- -- it was meant to bring a breath of fresh air to Microsoft as the need possibly to -- and Steve Obama. -- he's already -- impetus -- -- I'll read this debate and just to get on exactly receives Austin at tech conference last week. About a women's gold in the industry he said. It's not pretty about asking for the race but knowing and having faith that this -- too -- -- gave -- the right raises should go along because that's cute Kama. That -- view that is thus we will only staff I mean this is this is an amazing. Thing -- a CEO of any companies and then on such as the public. I've what does this tell us about what -- -- visit -- So as you said Mandela was meant to bring -- change Microsoft and this is sort of straight to. The first 25. -- -- the maker and my craft for about 2.5 million billion -- just a couple of months ago just a couple months ago which looks like Steve Ballmer sort of deal. And followed by this the statement which really reflects that he doesn't understand the nature of his work where I understand also I can research shows that by the time they're forty -- capital women. Have topped out at the science and technology fields. That's fumble mother far short and other feel rule education cannot -- so -- so -- -- thinking that would pay must be putts I can we -- will be stories about. You know it's -- it's it's a pretty geeky -- well but the pace Corey potter what what what stats to you guys to go out oh on bonus. College educated women in Silicon Valley earn on average 40% less than man. And you know facing labor shortages with fat and stem fields extending. Science technology engineering and math and yet so women are are hired last in Silicon Valley far less. They are promoted -- and they're paid less and so by a you know making a statement like this. -- Della is essentially sort of discouraging women from. Discouraging women who are now graduating at higher rates than men and who are -- on the from high school for college. Are discouraging them from. And advancing in in in the tech industry. Bridges yeah I say it's this is not just some sort of random numbers you guys have dug up from from school -- some misses that is who harvests from the Bureau of Labor Statistics -- this. This is stuff he'd expect as CEO tonight right exactly at seven here he's he's coming up Saint Louis so what he apologized they don't thing is completely wrong and -- beside them. Well it just it just signals that he's not he's not thought about it before that this idea this sort of like tech utopian -- Which I don't know as glossed over at a number of cents. It's. And it is it's is more present than ever and intact despite the despite changing demographics of the American workforce and. Take Stephanie thanks very much for that. Let's have that -- -- in and -- -- does a bit more than just in bill supported operating system movie back with more breaking eastbourne.

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Breakingviews: Microsoft CEO's faulty OS

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 02:57