Bora Chiemruom is the owner of Kravant Boutique LLC. It’s the first and only Khmer woman-owned rental and consignment boutique in the city of Lowell, MA. As a social enterprise, Kravant boutique lends our dresses to under-resourced young women, who can’t afford the rental fees.
A refugee from Cambodia, Bora and her family settled in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. She has over 20 years of non-profit leadership experience working in Lowell and Boston. Recently, she served as executive director of the Asian American Commission from 2015 to 2017, overseeing day-to-day operations and management.
She is a board member of Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association in Lowell, MA. Since 2015, she has served as an advisory board member for the Institute for Asian American Studies. This past year, she spoke at the National Asian American Conference on Law and Public Policy at Harvard Law School. In 2016 and 2017, she co-chaired the Asian-Americans Pacific Islanders Civil Rights Forum in Boston.
Bora has received two (2) City of Lowell Mayor’s citations, a citation from City of Lynn, and three (3) citations from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives. In addition, a citation from the Massachusetts Treasurer and Receiver General’s office for “Your dedication and commitment to the Asian American Commission” from State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg.
Bora hopes to be a successful entrepreneur and ultimately create jobs for young people especially young women. She hopes to inspire the next generation to be leaders and active members of their communities through her non-profit volunteer work and entrepreneurship. She continues to be a passionate advocate for the Khmer Community and for all Asian Americans.