Wanda Dorn is Chief Facilitator (CEO), 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.
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 one of the
major airlines, 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 accepted into the 1989 Edition of Marquis"Who's Who
in Entertainment", and into the 1989 Marquis "Who's Who in Women". Recently, she was inducted the into the
2019 Marquis "Who's Who in the World", additionally she was Named an Official 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis "2019
Lifetime Achievement Award" recipient. 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.