December 10, 2021

Enron’s Whistleblower: Where Is She Now?

We’ve seen some notable numbers and stories around whistleblowers this year, including the multi-million dollar award that the SEC announced this week. While Frances Haugen and Tyler Shultz/Erika Cheung are currently top of mind, there was a time – 20 years ago! – when the world was abuzz about Sherron Watkins, who raised concerns internally at Enron and later testified before Congress about those warnings.

A recent Bloomberg article checks in on where the major Enron players are today, and reports that Watkins now teaches business ethics. Here’s a Houston news outlet with a couple of short video interviews in which Sherron shares what the company’s collapse looked like from the inside – and how it still feels like yesterday to her.

Liz Dunshee