Marla Wood worked as an administrative assistant and bookkeeper for Microsoft, and was one of the company's first 12 employees. She organized the non-exempt employees at Microsoft and filed an overtime pay dispute, which was later settled. In 1980, she and her husband, Steve, became the first of those 11 to leave Microsoft.
Marla Wood now spends her time raising the couple's two children and working as a volunteer in Sammamish, Washington. The couple is estimated to have a personal net worth of $15 million.
- "Bill Gates: My 1979 Memories". Retrieved November 30, 2012.
- Associated Press profile of early employees
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