Lauree Ostrofsky helps women leap into careers and businesses they love. She is an author, speaker, coach and hugger with a national following of A-students who lean on and learn from each other. In 2014, she founded the vibrant local community, Hudson Valley Women in Business, with more than 2,000 members and growing. Her books are, “SIMPLY LEAP: Seven lessons on facing fear and enjoying the crap out of your life,” and “I’m scared & doing it anyway” about reinventing her life after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Find out more about her writing, speaking and hugging at and @SimplyLeap on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.