Women Increasingly Want Company Stock in Benefits Packages, Fidelity Finds

Women workers are increasingly seeing company stock as an important part of an employer’s benefits package, finds a Fidelity Investments study.

According to their findings, nearly half of women said a company stock plan is something they consider when accepting a new job and 52 percent said having company stock increases their loyalty to an employer. Nearly two-thirds of the women who participated in the Fidelity study reported having access to company stock gave them a sense of ownership in their organization and 67 percent said they were very satisfied with their company’s stock plan. 48 percent said they work harder knowing their stock plan will reward them if their company is successful.