difficult situations and thrive as an entrepreneur. I have had the opportunity to meet the most interesting people around the globe who I have hosted and made friends with along the way. I would strongly encourage all women to embrace the spirit of entrepreneurship and live life on their own terms.”
Under this year’s International Women’s Day theme of #BreakTheBias, other panelists also highlighted the importance of persevering in their unique journeys despite facing unprecedented challenges.
Sayani Gupta, actor, said, “I feel so proud and inspired to see how women across the world are breaking biases and dealing with various stereotypes. I have made some strong decisions in my life due to which, several challenges came my way, both personally and professionally. However, not backing down and ensuring that I put my voice out there, helped me get through every phase. I believe women should break these glass ceilings, take up any role that they truly desire and always aim to be financially independent.”
“Having travelled with Airbnb so many times, I find it incredible to see how millions of women in our country and across the world have built a new life and their entrepreneurial journey with Airbnb. It is great to see remarkable Airbnb women Hosts ‘Breaking The Bias’ and that’s something I deeply resonate with” said Tisca Chopra, actor, author and producer.
Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and one-of-a-kind activities that make it possible for guests to experience the world in a more authentic, connected way.