Alyssa Milano has always believed she can “do anything” as long as she’s emotionally fulfilled.
The 42-year-old star is a successful actress, mother of two, fashion designer and entrepreneur. Alyssa appeared at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit in San Francisco on Tuesday night (02Dec15) and spoke to the audience about what has inspired her to aim for greatness.
“No matter what you do, and however passionate you are about what you do, you need a complete array about things that make you feel emotionally fulfilled,” she explained. “So that if one area is not fulfilled, you have other things that make you feel like a Complete Human being.”
Alyssa has certainly managed to achieve fulfillment in every area of her life. Her latest venture, women’s sports clothing line TOUCH by Alyssa Milano, has earned her deals with the NFL (National Football League), NHL (National Hockey League), NBA (National Basketball Association), MLS (Major League Soccer), Nascar (The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) and minor league baseball. This makes her the only licensee to appear in every major league for female sports apparel.
In addition to her TOUCH line, Alyssa is kept busy with her work for charities UNICEF and PETA. She is also mother to son Milo and daughter Elizabella with husband David Bugliari. Becoming a parent made her realise there needs to be more awareness of the importance of breastfeeding, so she made it her mission to become an advocate for the cause.
While these ventures would be more than enough for any busy woman, Alyssa has added even more strings to her bow by creating a graphic novel and acting as an advisor for financial technology startup business Square.
“I was raised to believe I could do anything,” Alyssa said of her mentality, adding that her “very New York Italian family” have always pushed her to achieve everything she wants to in life.