Nora Smiley

Director of Development

Nora Photo July 2020

As Director of Development, Nora supports Partners for Dignity & Rights’ fundraising and 15th anniversary events. As a longtime consultant for Partners for Dignity & Rights, she has supported research on the low-wage labor landscape, the launch of A New Social Contract, and the Dignity in Schools Campaign’s Week of Action.Nora has led searches for senior level positions at social justice and human rights organizations. She has engaged in international legal advocacy to prevent sexual violence against internally displaced persons and has provided direct services at a residential group home for adolescent girls.Nora received a B.A. from Connecticut College and a J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law, where she interned in the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (now the Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic). Email nora (at)

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