I defended my dissertation, entitled ‘Social inclusion in diverse work settings‘, in April 2015 at the University of Groningen. My advisors were prof. dr. Sabine Otten and prof. dr. Karen Van Oudenhoven-Van der Zee. In my dissertation I investigated how perceptions of social inclusion in diverse work settings can be fostered. To do so, I developed a novel theoretical framework of inclusion and introduced a corresponding measurement instrument. In addition, I revealed how diversity approaches – organizations’ ideological notions about how differences should be dealt with – affect the extent to which majority and minority employees perceive to be included.