Connecting women, unleashing potential.


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


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.


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.


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.


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!"

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.”


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A celebrated advertising executive, startup
strategist and social justice activist, Devereux-
Mills launched her organization in 2012......

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Meet The Woman Who Is Taking A Stand Against Transactional Relationships

In a moment of crisis, how many people would
stand by your side? And who do you feel most
connected to in your day-to-day life?

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The Guild: Reframing

At dusk, patients may become a little impa
tient because their homesteads are far away,
and they wonder if they came too late. Once
darkness settles in, however,

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