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Nanette Medved-Po Talks About HOPE And How She Finds Fulfilment In It

We talked to former Metro cover girl Nanette Medved-Po about her modern-day career, her passion, and everything in between

Nanette Medved-Po shares three things about being a girl boss:

Business can be a force for good. Nanette is the founder of HOPE, a social enterprise that donates 100 percent of its profits to building public school classrooms. An unusual career for a former actress, some may think, but Nanette finds fulfilment in what she does. “Being the founder of HOPE is a 24/7 job, which is fine since I love what I do. I decided on this path because I firmly believe that there is room for business to be a force for good.” 

Photo from @nanettemedvedpo

Women should step out of their comfort zones. She could have chosen to continue on the path of stardom, but opted to make use of her influence to effect change and contribute to the common good. When asked about what advice she’d give women who set aside passions for fear of failure, she quips, “I always try to live from my deathbed—doing my best to minimize regret. It’s not going to be perfect, but nothing ventured, nothing gained."


She should have used more sunblock. We love asking Metro women what they’d tell their 18-year-old selves, and part of what she said was that she should have used more sunblock! Now this we’d have to agree with. She adds, “Be patient, everything happens for a reason.” Nanette shares that work, massages, having nails done, eating what she wants, and yoga are some of her self-love practices. But she told us that her top self-care practice would have to be prayer. 

Photos from @nanettemedvedpo