Spotlight on Patricia Willis: Six Degrees of Synergy, Inc., creator of Stonefest

May 25, 20184min1942
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The power of connection is amazing and infinite, especially when people, circumstances, and resources come together for a common good. Such is the aim of Six Degrees of Synergy, Inc., a DeKalb-based company specializing in strategic organization and project management. The company is led by Patricia Willis, an IT professional who has implemented financial systems in the United States, Europe, and Asia. She has more than 25 years of admirable and accelerated experience with global corporate entities in the industries of banking, media and entertainment, and telecommunications. 

A visionary leader, Willis’ most recent venture is her role as creator of StoneFest, the premiere outdoor festival that will celebrate the people, culture, and community of one of Georgia’s newest cities, Stonecrest. 

StoneFest takes place June 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Atlanta Sports City at Stonecrest Resorts (the former Kohl’s location). The festival promises to be a day of connections, community, and celebration. 

Willis was deeply compelled, as an extension of herself and her company, to present something meaningful to the community that would be rewarding in more ways than one. 

“StoneFest is certainly something that our community can look forward to. It is a family-friendly event that promises something for everyone,” states Willis. 

Willis adds, “African Americans most certainly have to be more proactive about our health. Being a breast cancer survivor made me become more physically fit. I want to share the knowledge gained with others as it truly has made a difference in my life.”

Willis said empowering others is the reason a health and wellness component will be an integral part of StoneFest. 

Additionally, one of the goals of Six Degrees of Synergy is to engage in projects that embrace technology. 

“There are too many African Americans who are not grasping the plethora of opportunities in technology,” Willis explains. “We have to be proactive about getting prepared to have careers in this field. The preparation for these careers is not only for our youth, but also for adults who need to retool themselves.” 

As such, StoneFest will help bring greater awareness of new technologies and STEM career opportunities.

Willis adds, “Six Degrees of Synergy is all about connecting people to our community. I believe the most successful people know how to work together to accomplish goals. Yes, you may be able to get to the finish line faster with one person. However, you can get more done collectively.” 

To see more of Six Degrees of Synergy in action, be sure to attend StoneFest 2018 on June 9th.

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  • Blinds Hull

    May 25, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Very impressed! Thank you so much. This will be an awesome event. I will be there.


  • Herman McClenton

    May 30, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Can’t wait to be there and draw caricatures of the people,as well as display my paintings


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