Revel is a membership-based community where women in their 40s, 50s and beyond gather to share hard-earned knowledge, experience, laughter, and adventure.
Whether in real life or in virtual spaces, Revelers share intimate conversation, attend expert-led talks, or partake in myriad happenings, from the intellectual to the just plain fun. Members build meaningful connections with one another, which in turn strengthens our larger sisterhood. We believe that our decades of life experience have cultivated endless wisdom and wit, and that should be celebrated and shared.
We are fierce, capable, sophisticated, curious, and resilient. Revel is a space where we support each other and are fully seen for who we are.
Revel was founded in August 2019 by Lisa Marrone and Alexa Wahr, two women in their mid-thirties whose vision spans beyond their years. The very first Revel event was a conversation over coffee hosted by a Reveler in her Oakland, CA backyard garden. Today, there are over 7,000 Revel members all across the country, and we are growing quickly! We’re currently welcoming our first 20,000 inaugural members at no cost. Read more about the founding story of Revel here.
In 2020, Revel joined forces with Finding Female Friends Past 50, a MeetUp group founded by Dale Pollekoff in 2015. Read more about Dale’s story in this New York Times article.
In 2021, Revel merged with The Woolfer, a community founded by Nina Collins in 2015 with the same goal of connecting fabulous women of a certain age. Read about her original community, What Would Virginia Woolf Do?, in this New York Times article.
Our community is comprised of a diverse group of women: single and partnered, queer and straight, working and retired, kids and no kids. We are always welcoming to LGBTQIA+ individuals, including all people who identify as a woman, people of all races, all physical abilities, and religions.
You can read more about Revel in our members’ own words on our blog The Reveler, and reach out to us at [email protected] if you have a content idea to share.
We are forming real connections, in the real world.
We all have something worth sharing and are each worthy of being heard.
Life is short! We are here to laugh and have fun.