Sulma Arzu-Brown is a proud Garifuna woman born in Honduras, Central America. The Garifuna people are the Black Caribs who were forcibly deported from the islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines by the British in 1797.
Sulma is currently the Director of Operations for the NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NYCHCC), The first and only city-wide hispanic chamber. Her position allows her to engage with businesses of all sizes that are looking to network and bring resources to benefit the Hispanic Community.
Sulma is also the Co-owner/Investor of the Boogie Down Grind Café , which is the only boutique coffee shop owned by two women of beautiful color in the South Bronx.
Sulma is the published book author of Bad Hair Does Not Exist/ Pelo Malo No Existe which is her ordained body of work and tool of empowerment for children and adults of all communities. Her second book and My Hair Comes With Me-Shifting the Paradigm of What Success Looks Like, encourages cultural acceptance in the workspace, schools and our communities. She believes that no one should
ever be declined the opportunity to thrive because of their hair, faith or sexual orientation.
She sits on the Council on Women and Girls Steering Committee for the office of Governor Cuomo, is a board member of the Women’s March Alliance and Master Your Card- Oportunidad Advisory committee.
Sulma is a mother of two girls and has a husband who understands she can’t stop and won’t stop!