About Us

Parlay House is an affiliation of inspirational women who come together to connect, grow, learn and thrive. We take our life experiences and “parlay” them in new directions.

Our model is “opt-in”, where current members invite other people who they think would contribute and benefit. It’s up to each member to decide whether ongoing participation is right for them. 


Read about our most recent gatherings

Read more +13 March 2018 By Anne Devereux in San Francisco Past Events

Parlay SF: Do you Crypto?

At our last event, we were delighted to feature Chris Larsen, CEO of Ripple, the company that supports cryptocurrency XRP. Chris talked a bit about
Parlay House NYCRead more +07 March 2018 By Jordan Manfredi in Uncategorized

Parlay House NYC: Parlay with Power

Wisdom from the Last Event:   It was an electric evening at our last Parlay House, with a panel of 3 courageous and passionate women sharing
Read more +09 February 2018 By Anne Devereux in San Francisco Past Events

Parlay House SF: Unlock the Magic of Poetry

We welcomed poet Tamsin Smith to share her work and a few of her favorite poems with the group. Below is a message from Tamsin

About the Founder

The group was started by Anne Devereux-Mills when she relocated from New York to San Francisco and wanted to create new connections and interesting experiences that were not reliant upon work, children, or partners.

Through Parlay House, Anne Devereux-Mills helps women see that change is possible–and gives them a place to start. As a single mom, a top executive for many years in New York's competitive advertising scene, and a cancer survivor, Anne experienced challenging times. Through her efforts to manage these challenges, she found what was missing in her life, and realized how inspirational sharing experiences could be for others.

Anne’s mission is to share what she has learned: to see and value your own strengths and skills- and to then use them to help other women. Doing so creates a cycle of positive change for others as well as for yourself. It all starts with small actions that ripple larger over time.

Member Testimonials

Julie Abrams

“It is so rare to find a welcoming space where everyone is interested in building connections and growing, authentically. You can really interact with women in a meaningful way that can bring about new friendships.”

Maïté Chennangattu

“Parlay House is an intimate and non-judgemental gathering between women from different backgrounds who come together to listen to great guest speakers and celebrate our commonality and shared truths.”

Cindy Gallop

“Parlay House is an inspirational, experimental, experiential safe space for women to come together, be their authentic selves and choose whatever expression of that feels right to them personally, to drive whatever change they want to see in the world.”

Sofia Alfaro

“Parlay House is a time for me to unwind and talk about what really matters in life. It’s not just about connecting bad-ass women but building a support system and tackling life as a team!”

Jenna Roth

“You feel an immediate, deep connection to so many wonderful women at Parlay House. It is always in an intimate, welcoming, and judgement-free space, and you leave feeling refreshed, hopeful, empowered–and important.”

Joui Turandot

"Parlay House attracts incredible, open-hearted women doing fantastic things. Every time I leave feeling inspired, motivated to do great things in my own life–and almost always with a date for coffee with a new friend!"

Valerie Toler

"Parlay House has been a gift filled with many inspiring, diverse women. It is an intelligent and trustworthy environment where I have gleaned immeasurable knowledge and perspective."