Ayco InnerCircle®

The Role of the Employer in the New Paradigm

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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. 

The HR industry’s top professionals and thought leaders joined 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.

If you were unable to attend, request a copy of the InnerCircle eBook with key takeaways from the conference.

Highlights from InnerCircle

Ayco InnerCircle 2021 - Day 1 Highlights

Day 1

Ayco InnerCircle 2021 - Day 2 Highlights

Day 2

Ayco InnerCircle 2021 - Day 3 Highlights

Day 3

Three days of thought-provoking content and inspirational dialogue

This year’s packed agenda included 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

The Importance of Establishing a People Strategy

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 M. Solomon

Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs



Chris Kempczinski

President and CEO, McDonald’s




Bentley de Beyer

Global Head of HCM, Goldman Sachs




Veena Lakkundi

SVP and Chief Strategy Officer, 3M




Pete Stavros

Co-Head of Americas Private Equity, KKR



Heidi Capozzi

EVP and Global Chief People Officer, McDonald’s




Teuila Hanson

SVP and Chief People Officer, LinkedIn




Bryan Smith

Chief People Officer, Nasdaq


Speakers as of May 2021.

Frequently asked questions

I registered for InnerCircle. How can I access replays of the conference sessions?

You can access replays of sessions through the virtual conference environment using the email you registered with for one year.


I didn’t attend the conference. Can I still get a copy of the eBook?

Yes! If you registered for the conference you will receive a copy of the eBook. If you didn’t register for the conference, you can still request a copy of the eBook.


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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.