Ayco InnerCircle®

June 14-16, 2021


Request an invite by emailing aycoinnercircle@gs.com

After a year of unprecedented health, social and economic challenges, a new paradigm is emerging for employers and the role they play in the lives of employees, and society at large. 

Join the HR industry’s top professionals and thought leaders at our virtual Ayco InnerCircle® conference to discuss how employers can meet the demands of their stakeholders—through the lens of compensation, benefits, talent and culture.

Registration is now open

Request an invite by emailing aycoinnercircle@gs.com

Three days of thought-provoking content, networking opportunities and inspirational dialogue

This year’s packed agenda includes perspectives from both Goldman Sachs leaders and our partners across Corporate America.

Day 1:  Welcome & Kickoff

Monday, June 14

2:00–6:00 p.m. ET

Welcome to InnerCircle

Keynote Address: Empathy—How HR Can Save the World

Strategies to Influence Your Compensation Committee

Goldman Sachs One Million Black Women Initiative

Paint and Sip Networking Event  

Day 2: Talent & Culture

Tuesday, June 15

11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. ET

Leveraging Non-traditional Talent Sources

Corporate Case Study—3M: Thriving During Times of Change 

The Expanded Focus on Employee Experience

Managers as Coaches: The Road to Evolving Performance Management at Goldman Sachs

CEOs & CHROs: An Evolving Relationship

Speed Networking 

Day 3: Compensation & Benefits

Wednesday, June 16

11:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. ET

The Employee Benefits Landscape—Recent Trends

Views from Washington: Legislative & Regulatory Updates Impacting HR

Building Culture Through Employee Stock Ownership

Breakout Sessions—Supporting Your Diverse Workforce With Ayco Financial Group Education

The Personalization of Benefits: Tailoring Solutions to Employees' Needs

The State of Executive Compensation in 2021


2021 Speakers



Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.

President and CEO, SHRM




David Solomon

Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs




Bentley de Beyer

Global Head of HCM, Goldman Sachs




Veena Lakkundi

SVP and Chief Strategy Officer, 3M




Teuila Hanson

SVP and Chief People Officer, LinkedIn




Bryan Smith

SVP and Chief People Officer, Nasdaq


Speakers as of May 2021.

Frequently asked questions

How will the virtual experience differ from past InnerCircle events?

While we’re unable to welcome you in person this year, we look forward to providing the same great content you’ve come to expect from InnerCircle.


Can I attend just one day or session?

Absolutely! We’d love to have you join us for the full agenda but you’re welcome to register and only join the most relevant sessions that work best with your schedule.


Can I register if I haven’t received an invitation?

InnerCircle brings together leaders and decision-makers in the HR industry. If that’s you, request an invitation to join us in June!

Stay connected

Follow Ayco on LinkedIn for news on confirmed speakers and sessions, as they become available.

In planning the Ayco InnerCircle® conference, Ayco seeks to ensure that we—and our clients—comply with all internal and external regulations and guidelines. During registration, we will ask attendees to confirm that their attendance as a representative of their organization, and participation in the Ayco InnerCircle® conference, is in accordance with all regulations and guidelines applicable to them and their organization.

Attendees should review program materials with his or her compliance representative before registering if they are, or may be, serving as a representative of an entity or employee benefit plan that is subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, or Section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.