About the Founder
Tom Leyden is an 11-time Emmy winner, Publisher of Westwood Living and founder of Ten-17 Enterprises, the parent company of Westwood Living Media. Over the course of 30 years in sales, marketing, broadcasting and production, Tom has worked with hundreds of companies and personalities to build their brands, tell their stories and create a community of growth and support.
Tom serves as host and emcee for numerous events in the region and is on the Board of Directors of The Women’s Empowerment Scholarship, a non-profit that has awarded more than $75,000 in academic aid since 2019. He also organizes and hosts many events each year in the region, including the Annual Kick Off The Holidays Party to benefit The Women’s Empowerment Scholarship.
The “Lessons From Leaders” Series localizes our commitment to furthering the education of Westwood residents and providing the best opportunities for growth during this formative time in a student’s development.