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Event recap: Engineering Meets Personality “Typewatching” with Jennifer Ng Ain Kin

How do you know who to put on what projects and why? Do you often hear you come across too abrupt at meetings or you don’t speak up enough? Or, do you prefer people that are like you or people that are different?

jennifer-compressedOn Wednesday May 29, attendees dug deep into their minds to discover their Myers-Briggs Temperament Indicators (MBTI) and learn how to be aware of their personality traits for better results at work and at home. MBTI(1)

Jennifer Ng Ain Kin, a senior member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and CATA WIT (Women in Technology) Mentor of the Year Award winner, has analyzed and implemented MBTI throughout her career and even uses MBTI when interviewing candidates at her current job.

After learning about MBTI and examples of Jennifer’s personal and work-related situations where personality traits are affected, attendees were given this MBTI questionnaire to help determine their personality traits and learn how they can handle situations effectively and for better results. Attendees then compared their results with those of Star Wars characters.


MBTI(3)Complete the questionnaire and click here to see which Star Wars character you’re alike!

Jennifer recommends the following resources:

Type Talk – The 16 Personality Types That Determine How We Live, Love and Work (book)

Type Talk at Work (book)

Please Understand Me II (book)

Gifts Differing – Understanding Personality Type (book)

Unofficial online MBTI Test (website)

The official MBTI site (website)

To view Jennifer’s full presentation, click here. 











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Next event: Engineering Meets Personality “Typewatching”

JenNgAinKinOn Wednesday May 29 , join us at our next Girl Geek Dinner as Jennifer Ng Ain Kin gives us an overview of MBTI (Myers-Briggs Temperament Indicators) personality traits and how being aware of them would be helpful in the workplace, and even at home!

As a manager or team lead, how do you know who to put on what projects and why? A team member always takes over every meeting, how do you get others to also participate? Do you find that people from other departments tend to take matters more personally and less objectively than your engineering team? Do you often hear that you come across too abrupt at meetings?  Do you prefer people that are like you or people that are different?

Jennifer will share her experiences dealing with such situations and will interact with the audience to do some “typewatching” on their own.

Jennifer started her career in Ottawa as a software engineer writing embedded diagnostic code for submarines, light armored vehicles, fighting jets and tanks. She moved to the United States to gain more industry experience and eventually made a career change from software engineering design to medical devices. After a decade in the U.S., she returned back to Ottawa and joined Abbott Point of Care in Regulatory Affairs.

Jennifer is a Senior Member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and has been an IEEE member for over 20 years while serving as a volunteer in various roles, sections and regions for more than a decade. She received the prestigious CATA WIT (Women In Technology) Mentor of the Year Award in 2010 for her outstanding work with the IEEE student branches in Ottawa and for promoting organizational flatness that appeals to both professionals and students alike, as the  IEEE WIE (Women in Engineering) Ottawa Chair.

Jennifer obtained her Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from McGill University in Montréal. She also holds a Management Certificate from the Boston University Corporate Center.

Date: Wednesday May 29, 2013

Location: Maxwell’s (340 Elgin Street)


5:30 p.m. – Doors open

6:00 p.m. – Introduction/food order

6:30 p.m. – Speaker presentation

6:50-7:15 – Q&A

7:30 p.m. – Event close

REGISTER HERE! Only 35 seats available.


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