Anne Devereux-Mills

Connector. Speaker. Advocate.

Connecting women, unleashing potential.

We Are Stronger When We Are Connected

Connector:

Passionate about bringing women together, Anne Devereux-Mills founded Parlay House – a national affiliation of thousands of diverse women – to foster conversations, deepening connection between women and within themselves. Donned the “21st-Century Gertrude Stein”, she sought to shift this paradigm of relationships, from give-and-take networking to meaningful connection.

Speaker:

Anne’s mission is to fill women with hope. Through her speaking engagements, Anne shows audiences how their actions, no matter how small, can impact the world, creating a cascade of change.

Advocate:

As an advocate, Anne dedicates her energy to achieving equality in education and restoring fairness to sentencing to California’s excessive Three Strikes Law. She was a key sponsor of California’s Proposition 36; served as Executive Director on The Return, an Emmy-nominated documentary; and serves as a mentor and leader with the She-CAN Foundation.

SPEAKING

Anne speaks to audiences about how to create a powerful cycle of personal growth, empowerment, and advancement for women.

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PARLAY HOUSE

Anne is the Founder of Parlay House, a community of women who come together monthly to connect, grow, and thrive.

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SPEAKING

Anne speaks to audiences about how to create a powerful cycle of personal growth, empowerment, and advancement for women.

LEARN MORE

PARLAY HOUSE

Anne is the Founder of Parlay House, a community of women who come together monthly to connect, grow, and thrive.

JOIN US
  • CARI GUITTARD,
    Anne is a force of nature. Truly one of the most powerful and inspiring speakers I've witnessed. She is at once relatable and real, inspiring and guiding. A rare combination of wisdom, humility and resilience.
    CARI GUITTARD,
    PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE, HULT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL
  • JULIE CASTRO ABRAMS,
    Anne is the best kind of role model. She encourages, empowers, and creates the space for women to come together and lift one another up. She has spoken at a number of How Women Lead events and consistently pairs her honest insights with her dynamic uplifting presence.
    JULIE CASTRO ABRAMS,
    FOUNDER, HOW WOMEN LEAD
  • ROBERTA RIGA,
    Anne Devereux-Mills is a rare jewel. She spoke at my POWER Retreat, an executive leadership conference dedicated to empowering women leaders. Through her natural passion, compassion, wisdom and strength, both from her personal journey and in her vast leadership experience, she offers a deep level of inspiration, igniting women to step into their own authentic power. Anne is a true beacon of strength and an exemplary role model for women’s advancement everywhere.
    ROBERTA RIGA,
    LEADERSHIP COACH, FOUNDER OF POWER (POWER OF WOMEN EXECUTIVES REALIZED)
  • VICTORIA TSAI,
    Anne has an almost magical ability to connect and propel people. Whether it's mentoring one woman or inspiring a room full of them, I am in awe of Anne's ability to turn strangers into friends, and groups into communities, regardless of age, experience, or culture.
    VICTORIA TSAI,
    CEO TATCHA
  • CARI GUITTARD,
    Anne is a force of nature. Truly one of the most powerful and inspiring speakers I've witnessed. She is at once relatable and real, inspiring and guiding. A rare combination of wisdom, humility and resilience.
    CARI GUITTARD,
    PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE, HULT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL
  • JULIE CASTRO ABRAMS,
    Anne is the best kind of role model. She encourages, empowers, and creates the space for women to come together and lift one another up. She has spoken at a number of How Women Lead events and consistently pairs her honest insights with her dynamic uplifting presence.
    JULIE CASTRO ABRAMS,
    FOUNDER, HOW WOMEN LEAD
  • ROBERTA RIGA,
    Anne Devereux-Mills is a rare jewel. She spoke at my POWER Retreat, an executive leadership conference dedicated to empowering women leaders. Through her natural passion, compassion, wisdom and strength, both from her personal journey and in her vast leadership experience, she offers a deep level of inspiration, igniting women to step into their own authentic power. Anne is a true beacon of strength and an exemplary role model for women’s advancement everywhere.
    ROBERTA RIGA,
    LEADERSHIP COACH, FOUNDER OF POWER (POWER OF WOMEN EXECUTIVES REALIZED)
  • VICTORIA TSAI,
    Anne has an almost magical ability to connect and propel people. Whether it's mentoring one woman or inspiring a room full of them, I am in awe of Anne's ability to turn strangers into friends, and groups into communities, regardless of age, experience, or culture.
    VICTORIA TSAI,
    CEO TATCHA