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WANDA DORN

CEO at A'Dorn Studios School Without Walls

Political & Culture Critic / Diversity Inclusionist

Writer / Author / Short Film Producer & Casting Director

Diplomatic & Private Etiquette Expert & Trainer / YouTube / Blogger

Former SAG A'Dorn Studios Modeling School & Talent Agency Agent

Former SAG-AFTRA EEOC Diversity Committee Member

Former SAG-AFTRA first Black History Month Program Creator & Chair

Former Municipal and Superior Court Reporter (Stenographer)

 

 
 
 

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Wanda Dorn-Hayman-Dorn (CEO) & Chief Facilitating Officer, at A'Dorn Studios School Without Walls; 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.

 

 

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 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 direction at age seventeen in Chicago where she attended modeling school, 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 the "concrete" ceiling Black women face no matter what field they choose.

 

 

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.  She served on the National Diversity "Ethnic Employment Opportunity Committee" of SAG, and was Founding Chairperson of their first "Black Diversity Celebrity Panel Program".

 


Today, an Etiquette Influencer, Seminar Facilitator, Culture and political Critic, Short Film Producer, Writer, and a YouTube sometimer; a Blogger who 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.

 

 

In the Nation's Capitol of Washington, D. C., Wanda studied "International Protocol and Business Etiquette", and holds a ROP teacher credential in "Fashion Merchandising", and "Small Business Management" she taught in high schools.  She authored four books:  "The Black Woman's Guide to Becoming World-Class Competitive", "Deals are Made at the Dining Table not in the Boardroom", "The Only Minority in the Workplace, Group or Organization", and several screenplays.  She just completed the book and screenplay, "Welcome Aboard Flight ... They 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; Is Casting Director and Co-producer of several  multi-award-winning short films; 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 has been a fashion and advice columnist; founder of the televised pageant, "The Black Model of the Year", "The Little Miss", and "The Miss Kemet America”; has served as a political and civic official, as well as being a political candidate herself for her
District School Board.

 

 

"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 is an award-wining political and diversity activist, receiving commendations from Congresspersons, Legislators, Mayors, City Councils, Board of Supervisors, "Commission on the Status of Women", the "Lions Club", the Mayor appointed her to the City of San Jose's "Fine Arts Commission", and received awards from other local, national and international groups.  Wanda spent over 20 years as a Court Reporter (Stenographer) in Superior and Municipal Courts in the San Jose/San Francisco Bay area, and Los Angeles County.

 

 

 

 

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Airline Memoir Book - mock cover
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1st Black Stewardess for one airline
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Train put out fire-magazines/nwsprs did 6pg story 1st Black Stewardess
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Corporate client Diversity Workshop
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EgyptMuseum politic fashion show
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Egypt - the fashion show w/NCNW
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City Co "Community Leaders"award
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College-Chicago-be Court Reporter
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Rptr in No & So CA courts-20+yrs
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"Shades of Culture" diversity award
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wasChair/creator SAG1stBHMprog JohnS,DonC,Taraji,Marla,WayneB
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Toast SAG new A'DornStud Agent
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A'DornS-Opening dinner @ studio
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AS dinner-Wanda reflec in mirror
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A'DornS 1st models Etiquette class
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AS produces many celebrity event
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Wanda has trained 100s of models
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Taught models @ John Robert Powers & Marnee Jones schools
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Founder/Prez of a NCNW Chapter
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Write for major/local papers/mag
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Award
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AS' former Company photo logo
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At AS-facilitate w/clients (ProfilePix)

 

 

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"School Without Walls"
Los Angeles, CA.



   Limited Edition Archive
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Covid! No masks so I made masks
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On film set playing Judge/Attorney
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"Top 100Women Bus&Professional"
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Speak at A'Dorn Studios production
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Final walk after direct fashion show
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Hotel lobby pic op before speaking
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City Hall political candidate photo
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Political Office Candidates' Forum
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Guest on TVshow "Pacesetters" LA
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TV show#1"SocietyPages"SanJose
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TVshow#2"NotForBlkWmnOnly"Pas
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TV show #3 "Wanda's Cafe" LA
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Wilhelmina Model Agcy largest-NY Advertised/interviewed AS models

 

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DC-Graduate:Intl Protocol/Etiquette
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DC-Grad celebra-Protocol/Etiquette
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Taught high school Small Bus Mgmt
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Interviewing Dr. Karenga"Kwanzaa"
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My Students learn Kwanzaa from a Prof(c) sent by Creator Dr. Karenga
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1 of 3 commendations/awards walls

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