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WANDA DORN
Chief Facilitator, CFO, at A'Dorn Studios
YouTube / Blogger / Etiquette Influencer
Culture Critic / Diversity Inclusionist
Enculturation & Acculturation Trainer
Social & Business Etiquette Seminar Facilitator
Producer / Screenwriter / Casting Director short films
 

 

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Wanda is Chief Facilitator at A'Dorn Studios, formerly A'Dorn Studios  Modeling School and Talent Agency.  As one of the nation's veteran 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 States. 

 

Today, a Top Blogger, YouTube celebrity, Etiquette Influencer, Culture Critic, Seminar Facilitator, Short Film Producer and Writer.  She blogs about everything, anything, and nothing ... she says.  Wanda's "play it forward" career evolution focuses her trainings and writings on Etiquette and Protocol, issues relating to Enculturation, Acculturation, Diversity Etiquette, Social and Business codes of behavior and politics. 

 

Bridge the racial divide is what Wanda did more than forty years ago when she became the first "Colored" Stewardess for a major airline and one of the first Black models.  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, she began her career evolution at age sixteen in Chicago where she attended modeling school, and won a scholarship for dress designing.

 

Wanda began teaching and training in the mid '70's, teaching modeling at "John Robert Powers", and "Marnee Jones" modeling schools.  This led her to open her own modeling school and talent agency, franchised by "Screen Actors Guild" (SAG), and "American Federation of Television and Radio Artists" (AFTRA) - the first Black to receive such an honor from the S.F. Chapter.  Currently, serves on the National Diversity "Ethnic Employment Opportunity Committee" of SAG. 

 

In the Nation's Capitol of Washington, D. C., Wanda studied "International Protocol and Business Etiquette", and holds teacher credentials in "Fashion Merchandising", and "Business Management".  She authored three books:  "The Black Woman's Guide to Becoming World-Class Competitive", "Deals are Made at the Dining Table not in the Boardroom", and "The Only Minority in the Workplace, Group or Organization".  She just completed the book and screenplay, "Welcome Aboard Flight ... We Don't Hire Colored Stewardesses". 

 

As a Producer, Wanda has produced, directed and facilitated over 300 fashion shows, seminars, workshops, trainings and events nationally and internationally.  She is Casting Director and Co-producer of several  multi-award-winning short films, and has written several screenplays.  She Created, Produced, and Hosted three local cable television shows:  "Society Pages", in San Jose, CA.  "Not for Black Women Only", in Pasadena, CA., and Award-Winning "Wanda's Cafe", in Los Angeles, CA.  She was formerly a fashion and advice columnist; founder of the televised pageant, "The Black Model of the Year", "The Little Miss", and "The Miss Kemet America”.  She has served as a political and civic official, and a political candidate for the School Board District.

 

"Dollars and Sense Magazine" named Ms. Dorn one of the "Top 100 Business and Professional Women in America".  She was honored in "Who's Who in Entertainment", and "Who's Who in Women".  Among her litany of honors and awards, she is an award-wining political and diversity activist, receiving commendations from Congresspersons, State Legislators, Mayors, City Councils, Board of Supervisors, Commission on the Status of Women, the Lions Club, and other local, national and international groups.


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