Nora El-Khouri Spencer, MSW
Nora El-Khouri Spencer is Founder and CEO of Hope Renovations in Carrboro. She spent the first 15 years of her career in HR and recruiting at Fortune 50 Companies but changed directions in 2017, receiving a Master of Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill. A self-taught tradeswoman and NC Licensed General Contractor, Nora envisioned a training program that would empower underemployed women to make inroads into the construction trades where they could earn living wages on a sustainable career path. After becoming familiar with the concept of aging-in-place, she recognized the opportunity for these women to practice their newfound skills while carrying out needed repairs and renovations for older adults in the community, and the model for Hope Renovations was born.