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 CEO / O&O at

A'Dorn Studios My Hybrid Studio

Diversity / Political  / Culture  -  Critic

Writer / Author / Lecturer /  Film Producer / Casting Director

 Corporate / Diplomatic / Private Etiquette & Protocol Expert

Train-the-Trainer - Trainer

Creator / Director "The Black Model Of The Year Pageant"
Modeling Coach  & Trainer
YouTuber / Blogger






Wanda Dorn (Dorn-Hayman), CEO / O&O, at A'Dorn Studios My Hybrid Studio.  Formerly:  SAG-FTRA Franchised "A'Dorn Studios Modeling and Talent Agency/Agent".  Was also formerly:  "A'Dorn Studios School Without Wall". 


As one of the nation's veteran Certified International Corporate Business Protocol, Etiquette, and Image Strategists, she has trained models, stars, filmmakers, corporations, politicians, governmental agencies and foreign executives conducting business in the United StatesIn juxtaposition to her multi-talented dream-filling works, she maintained a twenty-five year career as a Court Reporter (stenographer) in Superior and Municipal Courts in the San Jose areas, the Bay area, and Los Angeles areas.


Bridge the racial divide is what Wanda did more than fifty years ago when she became the first "Colored" Stewardess for one of the major airlines, and was among the first Black models to earn money professionally as a model.  She worked at "Playboy Clubs International" when it was located in Chicago.  Always a pioneer, a chance taker, coursing uncharted territories many young Black women in the 60's were not yet allowed or were afraid to go, beginning her career direction at age seventeen in Chicago where she attended two modeling schools, beauty college, and won a scholarship for dress designing.  Her life's work and passion has always been for the betterment of the lifestyle of Black women, therefore, she has focused much of her work on how Black women can chisel up and through their "concrete" ceiling they will face no matter what field they choose.



Wanda began teaching and training in the mid-'70's, at "John Robert Powers", and "Marnee Jones" modeling schools in Northen California.  Teaching at the other schools led her to open her own modeling school and talent agency, franchised by "Screen Actors Guild" (SAG), now SAG and (AFTRA)"American Federation of Television and Radio Artists" - the first Black to receive that honor from SAG San Francisco.  Later, with the Los Angles SAG, she was Founding Creative Chair of SAG's "National Ethnic Employment Opportunity Committee - Affirmative Action" Committee's first Black History Month's event:  "Blacks in Hollywood Experience: Our History...Our Future Diversity Celebrity Panel Event".


A Modeling/Etiquette/Protocol on-line studio owner, Short Film Maker, a YouTube sometimer, and Blogger who blogs "about everything, anything, and nothing"... she says; she "Pays it forward" by focusing her work not only on Fashion and Etiquette, but also on Enculturation, Acculturation, and Diversity. 
She herself became a District School Board Candidate District School Board.   Wanda has written many op-eds, bylines, columns, and articles for newspapers, magazines and newsletters, and has written "book-forwards" for other authors' books.




In the Nation's Capitol of Washington, D. C., Wanda studied and was Certified as a "International Protocol and Business Etiquette Expert".  She holds a California State ROP teacher credential in "Fashion Merchandising", and "Small Business Management" where she taught at a high school.  Her authored four books are: "The Black Woman's Guide to Becoming World-Class Competitive" (published), "Deals are Made at the Dining Table -  Not in the Boardroom", "The Only Minority in the Workplace, Group or Organization", and threel screenplays.  She just completed a book and screenplay "Welcome Aboard Flight ... We Don't Hire Colored Stewardesses" (all registered with "Writers/Screenwriters Guilds").


Wanda has produced, directed and facilitated over 300 fashion shows, seminars, workshops, trainings and/or events nationally and internationally.  She was Casting Director and Co-producer of several multi-award-winning short films.  She created, produced, and hosted three cable television shows: "Society Pages", in San Jose, CA, "Not for Black Women Only", in Pasadena, CA., and the Award-Winning "Wanda's Cafe", in Los Angeles, CA.  She has been a political, fashion and advice columnist. Her most proud work was as creator and  founder of the televised "The Black Model of the Year Pageant", "The Little Miss Pageant", and "The Miss Kemet America Pageant”.



"Dollars and Sense Magazine" named Ms. Dorn one of the "Top 100 Black Business and Professional Women in America".  She was inducted into the 1989 Edition of Marquis "Who's Who in Entertainment", the 1989 Marquis "Who's Who in Women", and Recently, in the 2019 Marquis "Who's Who in the World"; additionally was Named an Official 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis "2019 Lifetime Achievement Award" recipient.



Among her litany of honors and awards, she has been presented commendations from Congresspersons, Legislators, Mayors, City Councils, Board of Supervisors, "Commission on the Status of Women", and the "Lions Club".  The Mayor appointed her to the City of San Jose's "Fine Arts Commission".  The Mayor of Glendale, CA. appointed her as one of the twenty select members to the "Memorial Advisory Commitee" for the "Armenian Genocied Commoration".  At the committee's first meeting, he appointed her Chair of a sub-committee; the "Planning and Scheduling" committee.  Later, members elected her President of the Advisory Committeee.  Awards also came from the "National Council of Negro Women", the "South Bay Board of Black Realtors", the "South Bay Black Women's Network", and from other local, national and two international groups.



 http://www.adornstudios.org/        http://wdorn.blogspot.com/       https://www.youtube.com/@wandadorn783


On movie set - playing a Judge
City Hall-Political Candidate photo
Democratic Political Debate Forum
TV celebrity guest interview-LA
"Top 100 Women" Award Winner
Stewardess Graduation Day
COVID-No masks so I made masks
A'Dorn Studios clients' Graduation
Finalwalk A'Dorn Client Graduation
Our reception for Coretta Scott King
Protocol/Etiquette graduation, D.C.

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