Co-Founder of Pink Coconuts, tech entrepreneur, LGBTQ advocate & a badass public speaker.
A bit about me.
I believe that we can use ethical and people-centred business to change the world. I am a tech entrepreneur, designer and have been an award-winning LGBTQ advocate for over 9 years. I'm the Co-founder of LGBTQ non-profit B-GLAD and the founder of the award-winning company Pink Coconuts Inc. I am creating an inclusive world where LGBTQ people can travel, explore and live their lives without limits. I'm excited to share my journey with you.
Inclusion & Diversity
Tech 4 Good
Empowering LGBTQ LIVES
Entrepreneurship Social Justice
Business, Social Justice, Innovation & Inspiration
Donnya (also Zi) is the CEO and Co-Founder of Pink Coconuts - a new LGBTQ+ travel startup focused on creating spaces for queer travellers to thrive. Zi was given the prestigious Queen's Young Leader Award by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for their work as an LGBTQ Caribbean Advocate and the co-founder of B-GLAD, an LGBTQ organisation focussed on advancing the social, political and economic environment for LGBTQ people to live, work and play. Zi has spoken at forums like TEDx Bridgetown, Heineken's National Conference, UK Black Pride, One Young World, Human Rights Campaign, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta & London, The Economist in New York, International Gay and Lesbian Association Conference in New Zealand. In 2017 Zi became a Watson University Scholar focused on Social Entrepreneurship in Boulder, Colorado. In 2019, Zi was named the winner of the Sustainable Development Goal 10 Challenge by One Young World - a world wide organization and competition which saw thousands of entries from all around the world. Zi received the award at the annual conference in London that year. Zi now lives and works between Bridgetown, Nairobi and Los Angeles with her partner and Co-Founder Thogori Karago.