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Nadella sets off furore over women's pay

Microsoft CEO implies at conference women should avoid asking for a pay raise

BACKTRACKING Mr Nadella clarified on Twitter later that 'our industry must close gender pay gap so a raise is not needed because of a bias'.

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IF you are a man speaking at a conference celebrating women in computing, it is probably all right to flatter the largely female audience members by telling them they possess "superpowers"; it is probably unwise, though, to imply that they should avoid asking for a pay raise.