Wavemakers: Nancy Peterson

| May 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Wavemakers is a joint weekly feature by Femme-O-Nomics’ founder Leah Eichler and Mic Berman () that profiles female innovators — women who are constantly blazing new trails, inspiring others and revolutionizing the status quo. This week we profile Nancy Peterson, the founder and CEO of HomeStars.com, a site that provides reviews of home contractors across Canada.

1. Describe your current state of mind
Really positive – I’ve conquered a lot of mini Mount Everest’s to get to where I’m at personally and professional and I feel like I’m still growing & climbing. Hopefully the air doesn’t get too thin up top!

2. If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?
Hmm – I think still human form and I’d love to be a tennis star as I love watching tennis (Agassi is my all time favorite).

3. What is your greatest indulgence?
Probably M&M peanuts and watching SNL.

4. What or who helped you the most to achieve your success
My amazing parents and definitely my husband for allowing me to leave a secure profession and invest us heavily in HomeStars.

5. What is the best advice you’ve ever received
Ha – probably more like the many I didn’t listen to about the scalability issues of the business and how I needed to be in the U.S.. Like Steve Kaufer (CEO of Tripadvisor) who I was pitching to back when I started. I watched him drop my deck into the garbage bin as he walked me out.


(Pictured above from Left to Right: HomeStars’ Shannon Wong, Paola Romero Garate, Nancy Peterson & Jessica Sugar)

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