There are many places to “network”, but few places to truly connect about topics that really matter.

Parlay House is an inclusive series of in-person gatherings for women
that foster intimate conversations and ignite meaningful bonds
between strangers. With content based on our desire to empower,
share, entertain and nurture, we’re creating a universal sense of
belonging for women that spans age, race and sexual orientation and
broaches topics that few of us can safely tackle in other parts of our
lives. Parlay House is redefining the concept of community in ways
that strengthen and uplift us all.

Parlay From Away is a supplement to our live gatherings and is open
to everyone, using video events to bring meaningful conversations
online. By creating a globally accessible community to connect
authentically, we create a deeper sense of belonging and are able to
reach places where physical gatherings don’t take place.

Bring A Friend is our new podcast. It’s a place where real people shine
and people who shine get real. These are conversations that we usually only
have with our best friends and now, we’re sharing the best ones with you.

EST. 2012
Par • lay
to increase or otherwise transform into something greater
from the world of gambling, where the stakes are higher with cumulative bets.
from the French word parler: to speak or to talk


After a 25-year career as a multiple-time CEO in the world of
advertising, Anne Devereux-Mills realized that her work-life had
been built on transactional relationships that were more driven by
expectations and extraction. She didn’t want to be valued for her
power and influence, but rather, to create relationships with women
who wanted to be connected based on trust, empathy, openness,
and authenticity. She wanted to find “four quarters rather than 100
pennies” in her relationships.

She founded Parlay House to make sure the next chapter of her life
not only filled those needs but created a space for other women to
do the same. Her goal: to ignite deep and meaningful bonds that
transcend age, race, history, and sexual orientation. She started the
organization in 2012 by inviting a small group of strangers into her
home to talk about topics that they couldn’t share elsewhere. Their
collective energy gave birth to the now-global Parlay House

In her new book, The Parlay Effect: How Female Connection Can Change the World, Anne Devereux-Mills uses her insights as the 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.