In the Media: Ashley Valdez Discusses Career Barriers with Yahoo! Finance

Portrait of Ashley Valdez, Scripps College's director of Career Planning & Resources

Ashley Valdez, director of Career Planning & Resources, discussed some of the common career barriers that women face and how those barriers can be overcome. “Women apply to jobs at lower rates than men because they tend to think they must meet 100 percent of the qualifications in the job description,” Valdez told Yahoo! Finance, but “. . . [I]t’s highly likely that an applicant has qualifications or transferable skills beyond what is being asked anyway and even more likely that someone less qualified than them will submit an application and be considered.”