A Malaysian born in 1941, Datin Hajjah Nora retired from Kementerian Pendidikan as a College trained teacher. She has been teaching for over 20 years. While in the teaching profession, she has attended many courses pertaining to education and student counseling.

As the wife of a senior Police Officer, she has been active in police family associations as well as welfare organizations. In 1998, she was selected to attend Kursus Isteri-Isteri Pegawai Kanan Kerajaan at Institute Tadbiran Awam Negara (INTAN). In appreciation of her services she was awarded the title Ahli Mangku Negara (AMN). In 1998, she formed Bumivin Holding Sdn. Bhd. and as its Managing Director, she is responsible for the success and growth of the company as an active Bumiputra Trading Company.