This International Women’s Day, we celebrate our women Hosts on Airbnb, who we could not be more proud to recognize, nor fortunate to have on our platform. Today and every day, women are worthy of recognition for all they do and certainly for all they have weathered over the past three years – through a pandemic that has been disproportionately unkind to women, in workplaces that remained inflexible, and most recently, in uncertain and stressful economic times across the globe.
On Airbnb, women are a light that makes our Host community shine and in 2022, they continued to make up a majority of the community (55%), with even higher proportions in the US (58%), Australia (65%), Ireland (60%), New Zealand (70%) and South Africa (64%)1.
But their contributions to our community are about so much more than quantity. Here are some of the ways in which women excelled at hosting on Airbnb last year:
- More earnings: Women earned more than $16 billion on the platform in 2022, nearly 10% more than male Hosts2.
- More five-star ratings: Women Hosts received a higher share of five-star reviews (91%) than men (88%).
- More new Hosts: Of those who self-identified with a gender, women made up nearly 15% more of our new Host community.
At Airbnb, we’ve made it easier than ever before for women to become Hosts. Last year, during our 2022 Winter Release, we launched Airbnb Setup, which provides new Hosts with the options to match for free with a Superhost for one-to-one guidance, host an experienced guest as their first guest, and receive one-tap access to a specially trained team of Community Support agents.
Top women Hosts of 2022
To honor our women Host community, we are highlighting 25+ women who are among the most highly rated Hosts from countries around the world. To find these stellar Hosts, we identified women who had the highest share of five-star ratings in their nation. Incredibly, since so many women have 100 percent five-star ratings, the tiebreaker went to whomever had the greatest number of reviews. A few data highlights of our top women Hosts of 2022 include:
- The average rating of identified Hosts in the countries below was 5.0.
- 100% of the Hosts maintained perfect five-star ratings.
- The Hosts have nearly 2,500 five-star ratings between them.
Top Women Hosts of 2023, in their own words: