#HostWithHer

Celebrating Airbnb’s incredible female host community this International Women’s Day

Airbnb encourages you to #HostWithHer

At Airbnb, we celebrate the importance of women in our growing community, as well as their inspiring stories.

Embracing this year’s International Women’s Day theme #EachForEqual, Airbnb invites women and allies to #HostWithHer and discover the joy of hosting.

Over 50% of all Airbnb hosts in Asia Pacific today are women, who are using our platform to support their self-made livelihoods and achieving greater financial, professional, and social empowerment. At the same time, they are creating meaningful connections and fostering memorable travel experiences for guests around the world.

Come join our incredible community of women hosts who’re making a positive difference for themselves and for women everywhere. Here are some of their amazing stories:

Simone

Simone was working in the corporate world as a newly solo mum when she decided to escape the city and move to the Blue Mountains. What was only supposed to be a six-month sabbatical turned into a permanent reconnection with nature. Simone now lives an eco-conscious lifestyle and encourages others to do the same through Airbnb. From compostable kitchen sponges to hemp shower curtains, the wellbeing of her guests and the planet are always top of mind. Simone has also used her Airbnb income to complete a permaculture course so she can continue investing in sustainability practices at home.

Simone

Simone was working in the corporate world as a newly solo mum when she decided to escape the city and move to the Blue Mountains. What was only supposed to be a six-month sabbatical turned into a permanent reconnection with nature. Simone now lives an eco-conscious lifestyle and encourages others to do the same through Airbnb. From compostable kitchen sponges to hemp shower curtains, the wellbeing of her guests and the planet are always top of mind. Simone has also used her Airbnb income to complete a permaculture course so she can continue investing in sustainability practices at home.

Adrienne

As part of Week for Good, an annual Airbnb tradition designed to inspire a spirit of generosity, Sunshine Coast-based host Adrienne Penny attended an event organised by Carers Queensland. Following the event, a group of 15 hosts on Airbnb volunteered to open up their homes to Carers in need of respite. Adrienne opened her home for three days a week to a Carer named Matt, whose wife lives with a mental illness. Adrienne now also shares her story through ‘The Carers Project’ to raise awareness of this cause and educate other hosts on how they can too support it.

Adrienne

As part of Week for Good, an annual Airbnb tradition designed to inspire a spirit of generosity, Sunshine Coast-based host Adrienne Penny attended an event organised by Carers Queensland. Following the event, a group of 15 hosts on Airbnb volunteered to open up their homes to Carers in need of respite. Adrienne opened her home for three days a week to a Carer named Matt, whose wife lives with a mental illness. Adrienne now also shares her story through ‘The Carers Project’ to raise awareness of this cause and educate other hosts on how they can too support it.

Tâmila

Tâmila obtained her Australian citizenship after spending eight years in the country. But while this gave her an enormous sense of accomplishment, she felt lost and didn’t know what her next career move would be. Tâmila wanted to tap into her passion and knowledge of the ocean, but also wanted the freedom of a flexible work schedule. That’s when she came across Airbnb Experiences—and she hasn’t looked back since. Today, Tâmila gets to combine her work and her passion, showcasing a Sydney hidden gem to people who love the ocean just as much as she does.

Tâmila

Tâmila obtained her Australian citizenship after spending eight years in the country. But while this gave her an enormous sense of accomplishment, she felt lost and didn’t know what her next career move would be. Tâmila wanted to tap into her passion and knowledge of the ocean, but also wanted the freedom of a flexible work schedule. That’s when she came across Airbnb Experiences—and she hasn’t looked back since. Today, Tâmila gets to combine her work and her passion, showcasing a Sydney hidden gem to people who love the ocean just as much as she does.

Lesley and Alaa

Taste Tours, created by Lesley, is a social enterprise that focuses on providing training and employment for people who have experienced hardship and disadvantage, such as young people, refugees, and migrants. Through Taste Tours, Lesley employs Alaa. Originally from Syria, Alaa has been in Australia for four years and is currently studying nursing at university. As part of Taste Tours, Alaa now hosts multiple Airbnb Experience tours and even supports new guides in the business with on-the-job training. The Experiences run by Taste Tours on the platform are social impact experiences, whereby 100% of what guests pay for the experience goes directly to the work undertaken by Taste Tours.

Lesley and Alaa

Taste Tours, created by Lesley, is a social enterprise that focuses on providing training and employment for people who have experienced hardship and disadvantage, such as young people, refugees, and migrants. Through Taste Tours, Lesley employs Alaa. Originally from Syria, Alaa has been in Australia for four years and is currently studying nursing at university. As part of Taste Tours, Alaa now hosts multiple Airbnb Experience tours and even supports new guides in the business with on-the-job training. The Experiences run by Taste Tours on the platform are social impact experiences, whereby 100% of what guests pay for the experience goes directly to the work undertaken by Taste Tours.

Women-powered stays

Captains Rest — An Iconic Tasmania Waterfront Stay
Price:$366 / night
The Pool House—Cool Designer Loft Close To Beach
Price:$158 / night
Tulum at Balnarring Beach
Price:$168 / night

Women-powered experiences

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Tamarama
Sunrise/morning Yoga by the ocean
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Sydney
Portrait Session @ Iconic Sydney Spots
Newtown
Monday Hong Dinners