“This is about changing the culture so that whistleblowers are celebrated, not denigrated.” In this episode of the Whistleblower of the Week podcast, Enron whistleblower Sherron Watkins is asking the questions as FBI whistleblower Jane Turner serves as the interviewee.
On the podcast, Turner announces an exciting new initiative that is wholly by whistleblowers, for whistleblowers: urging President Biden to sign an Executive Order and permanently recognize National Whistleblower Day. Turner and Watkins talk about the specifics of the campaign: what it looks like, who’s involved, and how fellow whistleblowers and advocates can help!
It’s a treat to hear Watkins and Turner, both well-known whistleblowers, talk about their individual whistleblowing experiences and why getting National Whistleblower Day permanently recognized is so important to them. “With Enron, my warnings were too little, too late,” Watkins expresses. They talk about what the Executive Order would accomplish, the importance of recognizing whistleblowers for their critical contributions to society, and much, much more.
WNN also published a video version of this podcast on YouTube: watch here!