When one thinks of a tech professional, one could easily imagine a nerdy male buried deep in a laptop all day. Tech influencer and professional Brandilyn Chilsen challenges that stereotype in two ways. The first is that she’s a woman in what can often be thought of as a “man’s profession.” The second is that she’s a fashionista that veers away from the geeky image.
Brandilyn, or also known as the Nerd Diva, is a social media influencer and tech professional who has grown into prominence for her content and message— one that challenges the status quo of the tech industry. “For the longest time, I have had to deal with the stigma that women are not as good with technology as men,” shares Chilsen. “I have had to prove my worth and show that I can run circles around any man in technology. Female coders are hard to come by, and I left my mark.”
The Nerd Diva is one of the very few prominent developers in the real estate industry. Yet, despite being a rose among the thorns, she has excelled prominently in her industry. As an influencer, she has also achieved significant milestones, such as being recognized as one of the top 100 influencers in tech.
Much of Brandilyn’s success has come through her persistence and hard work, two things that she has developed over years of having to prove a point. Growing up, the Nerd Diva didn’t have it easy. She had many skeptics tell her that she would never amount to anything. “People told me that I was ugly, stupid, and worthless,” she opens up. “I knew deep within me that wasn’t true, so I worked hard towards my dreams.” Today, her perseverance has paid off as she has excelled as a tech expert and social media personality.
Brandilyn Chilsen has many passions— real estate, technology, fashion, social media, content creation, and many others. But through the years of balancing all her ventures and endeavors, she has discovered a way to masterfully integrate them all in one homogeneous career that has only thrived through the years. Brandilyn is also a successful e-commerce entrepreneur whose online shop has grown immensely even through a worldwide pandemic that shut down most industries for long periods.
Despite her tough origins, Brandilyn is grateful for her past experiences, as they taught her to work hard for everything. Despite coming from poverty, she has learned to value every cent and find means to grow her wealth through investments. Despite having both perception and circumstance working against her, the Nerd Diva has dominated multiple industries: real estate, technology, fashion, and social media influencing.
What has helped Brandilyn thrive through the most challenging seasons is her strong philosophy centered around problem-solving. “I believe that there is a solution to everything, and when a problem or situation arises, I find a way to solve it,” shares Brandilyn.
Brandilyn Chilsen hopes to inspire women in technology and other industries to never accept less respect or honor simply because of their gender. She continues to share her success story with others to challenge women to aim for the same standard for their life and always work towards greatness.