About Us

Parlay House is an inclusive series of gatherings for women that foster intimate conversations that don’t happen in other parts of our lives. We don’t network: we ignite meaningful bonds between strangers. Started in San Francisco, recurring Parlay House events now happen in SF, New York, London, Paris, Oakland, Denver, Washington D.C., Seattle, and Atlanta — with more to come throughout 2020!

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About Our Founder

Anne Devereux-Mills started Parlay House to create new connections and interesting experiences outside of our work, children, or partners.

As a single mom and top executive in New York's cutthroat advertising scene, Anne experienced her own share of challenging times.

It wasn't until she was diagnosed with cancer for the fourth time and moved across the country that she realized what was missing in her life: connection.

Anne began inviting women into her living room to talk about the real issues they face, focusing on connecting instead of networking. Parlay House was born.

Events

Our most recent gatherings

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parlay from away: view from a cult [a digital event]

Most of us feel trapped by the restrictions that are keeping us tight in our homes. Many of us feel afraid of the unfamiliar new
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Parlay From Away: Leading From a Distance [A Digital Event]

Couldn’t make it? Check out the Zoom recording here.  Leadership has become increasingly complicated for all of us. “Leading from a distance” is our new
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Parlay From Away: Deconstructing Double Standards: A New Framework for Female Sexuality [A Digital Event]

Couldn’t make it? Check out the recording here. Thinking about ourselves as sexual beings can feel awkward and uncomfortable in the best of times and

The Book

In her new book, The Parlay Effect: How Female Connection Can Change the World, Anne Devereux-Mills uses her insights as Founder of Parlay House to show how small actions that can create a cascade of positive experiences and change and lead to a boost in self-awareness, confidence, and vision. 

With real-life stories and scientific research — backed by a study on “the Parlay Effect” with Dr. Serena Chen, a professor of social psychology at the University of California at Berkeley —  The Parlay Effect offers a blueprint for reframing relationships, feeling more empowered, and building positive communities with multiplying effects. 

Press

People Love Parlay

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."

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