123 CDP: Dress Code, Gender and Respecting the Human with Mike Domitrz

April 19, 2017


Dress Code based on gender…is that cool?

Join me in this thought-provoking conversation with podcaster, author, entrepreneur and founder of the globally recognized “Date Safe Project,”  Mike Domitrz.

In this podcast episode, we look at what is expected in the workplace as far as dress code goes, and why sometimes it isn’t exactly fair.

Employer Expectations and Corporate Culture.

We talk about the differing expectations in some workplaces are as to what men and women are to wear.

We talk about WHO exactly it is who is doing the sexualizing in the first place.

We take a look at what options people have if in such a situation and also talk about how each one of us can go about shifting corporate culture so that we worry less about what people put on their backs and more about who they are and what brilliant and unique skills they bring to the job as human beings.

About Mike:www.communicationdiva.com

ABOUT: “Can I Kiss You?”
Mike Domitrz is one of the leading experts for transforming our sexual culture to one being built on consent and respect. For over two decades, educators, military, families, colleges and individuals of all have sought out Mike and his impact-filled programs and speaking engagements.

Everyone – people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations and socioeconomic backgrounds – need to hear the challenging and life-changing message in his just released book, Can I Kiss You?

Can I Kiss You?

is a fun, helpful journey revealing the faults of body language, the joys of talking, the serious impact of wrongful behaviors, how to EXPECT RESPECT from your partners throughout all facets of a relationship, how to help your family and friends, and much more! Best of all, you are going to gain realistic skills you will have fun using in your life and sharing with those you love (both children and adults).

This insightful book full of candid advice, real-life scenarios, and interactive exercises is revolutionizing each person’s approach to dating & building respect – all while helping address the reality of sexual assault in today’s culture, including how to intervene to help others.

While most people simply “make their move” on a date, Mike Domitrz reveals why asking first makes all the difference.


Mike Domitrz is known for the impact his programs, training, and publications have made across the world for parents, teenagers, families, educational institutions, the US military, and the media. You may have seen him as the featured expert on Dateline NBC’s “My Kid Would Never Do That.”

Today, Mike is one of the leading experts for transforming our sexual culture to one being built on consent and respect – discussing sexual decision-making, asking first, healthy relationships, bystander intervention, and supporting survivors of sexual assault. As the brother of a rape survivor, Mike’s mission is personal.

His ability to share powerful emotional moments (both serious and hilariously funny) while giving readers and audiences realistic “How To” SKILLS to implement in their lives is what separates Mike’s message from other experts and authors. Mike is an author with an unique combination of Provocateur and Advocate who captivates readers throughout his books.

Connect with Mike here:

Website:  www.datesafeproject.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DateSafe/

Snapchat: mdomitrz

What’s your experience with dress code and the workplace?

Drop us a line or leave us a voice mail via Speak Pipe.

Until next time, thank you for being here!




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Lisa April 21, 2017 at 5:55 am

Hi Jenn, I really enjoyed this conversation. I remember being told to act more like a guy and to cut my hair and not wear colored nail polish-by a female leader. Gender bias does not always come from the opposite sex. To this day I have long hair and this week I have blue nail polish on. Keep up the great work and thank you!


JennSwanson April 21, 2017 at 8:08 am

Great story Lisa! And you’re right…gender bias is something we all contribute to in various ways, often unconsciously. Love blue nailpolish…just bought some myself. Thanks for listening! 🙂


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