Nora El-Khouri Spencer

CEO of Hope Renovations


Self-taught tradeswoman

Leading nonprofit Hope Renovations in pre-apprenticeship training for women in multiple trades.


As an Aging in Place Specialist and Senior Professional in Human Resources, Nora brings a wealth of experience to her work.

Based in Carrboro, North Carolina

Hope Renovations has a workshop and training facility that prepares women for jobs in the skilled trades.


Nora El-Khouri Spencer is Founder and CEO of Hope Renovations in Carrboro, North Carolina. A self-taught tradeswoman, Nora spent the first 15 years of her career in human resources and recruiting at Fortune 50 Companies before receiving a Master of Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill and deciding to combine her passion for empowering women with her love of the industry. Nora also holds a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from UNC, a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation and is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS).

“It’s not about being tough. It’s about being smart.”

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