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Women Made More Than $1 Billion on Airbnb in 2021

According to the home rental giant, women earned more than $1.1 billion from the platform in 2021, with approximately $550 million in the U.S. alone. In 2021, female hosts also received a higher share of five-star reviews (91%) than their male counterparts (89%). Not only are women the stars of the show when it comes to knocking their rentals out of the park, but people like Catherine Powell, the global head of hosting at Airbnb, are ensuring female voices ring out across the company. "Some 56% of our global community identifies as women, which is just amazing," Powell shares with Travel + Leisure. "And in some countries, a significant majority are women. So, 59% of our hosts in the U.S. are women. In Japan, it's 59%. In South Africa, it's 65%. We have Superhosts, who are the best hosts, and 59% of our Superhosts are women." read more