How it all began

Meet our Founder!

Lauree Ostrofsky knows how exciting and daunting it can be to work for yourself.

As Author, Business Coach & Hugger at Simply Leap, LLC, she helps women leap into meaningful careers and businesses, move past roadblocks in their way and celebrate every step of the journey. 

At the heart is the belief that Womxn Do Business Differently. 

We bring our full selves to our work and care deeply about the people we serve. We are natural collaborators, connection-makers, and THE biggest cheerleaders for each other.

We can also get stuck in our heads trying to figure it all out on our own.  

After growing up in Dutchess County and moving to Manhattan and Washington, DC, Lauree founded Hudson Valley Women in Business (HVWiB) in December 2014 as an inclusive space where women, trans women and nonbinary business owners are vital members of our community.

Together, we succeed faster and with more confidence.

Her communities of high-achieving business owners are encouraging more entrepreneurship in the Hudson Valley, across the country and around the world.

Learn about Lauree's business journey, books, international #HugTour and more... 


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