Student Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award

Fall 12-14-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Program of Study

Communication - Corporate Communication



First Advisor

Rianne Subijanto

Second Advisor

Caryn Medved


Inspired by the author's experience as the sole Muslim woman in a company of over 100 employees, the capstone project addresses the observed lack of prioritization for minority inclusion in the workplace. The capstone project outlined aims to address this issue by developing a cultural sensitivity and inclusion workshop that surpasses superficial efforts and encourages participants to internally reflect on their daily workplace interactions. The workshop, designed with an experiential approach lasting 1.5-2 hours, seeks to foster practical knowledge and instigate changes towards a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse working environment. Emphasizing increased awareness, engagement in reflective and collaborative activities, and providing implementable takeaways, the workshop targets all employees, including managers and leaders, with the overarching goal of educating and sustaining a healthier workplace environment while promoting enhanced inclusion for all individuals.


Attached is a literature review alongside an overview of the workshop. To learn more about the workshop content, please contact Arva Anees at



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