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Catherine Hoke

Founder, Defy Ventures
Catherine Hoke is the founder and CEO of Defy Ventures, a New York City-based nonprofit that provides carefully selected, ambitious men who have criminal histories with transformational entrepreneurship, leadership, and career opportunities.Catherine brings to Defy Ventures her five years of experience as the founder and CEO of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP), a nonprofit organization that serves men throughout the Texas prison system. Under Catherine's leadership, PEP was recognized for its innovation and results by NBC Nightly News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, and Entrepreneur Magazine.