Meet the Maker

Caroline Mead started Moona Custom in May 2019 after a hunt for some fun statement earrings revealed she was too stubborn to pick any that existed already (despite their beauty). Particularity was not new to Caroline… she has always had a vision for her life and her world that felt too important to compromise on.

 

Moona Custom was born out of this desire to create what you want in this world. It may seem like a lofty goal for a small jewelry business, but she hopes that Moona Custom will empower others to feel bold, confident, and ready to charge in the direction of their dreams / the change they wish to see in the world.

Our Inspiration

Sailaja N. Joshi

Sailaja N. Joshi is a design thinker, intersectional feminist, bibliophile and fan of bold modern design. She founded Bharat Babies, an award-winning independent publishing house in 2014 with the vision to bridge the diversity gap in children's literature, one story at a time.

CEO & Founder of Bharat Babies

Sailaja N. Joshi

Nancy Fields

Nancy and Brenda founded Girl Magic Meets—a space where womxn empower each other through collaboration, photography, and sisterhood. This platform is for womxn to use to explore and express their true selves with the support of like-minded individuals through themed photo shoot meetups and events centered around building community.

Co-Founder of Womxn Empowerment Community Organization

Nancy Fields

Christine Pizzo

Christine Pizzo (Zo) co-founded BabesBikesBeards (B3)—a moto night designed to give women a safe space in a male dominated hobby, and a supportive community to ride with. She juggles B3 with her full time role as the Director of Experience Design for a mobile app and web development company, managing an ever growing team of (currently) 48 designers across four cities.

Co-Founder of BabesBikesBeards

Christine Pizzo

Nina Pfister

Nina and her Co-Founder, Lauren Gill, produce the Boston Knotlight—a monthly podcast that serves as a free visibility platform for local women entrepreneurs to share their journeys, triumphs, and challenges. Nina is also Co-Founder of MAG PR, a boutique public relations agency that enables brands and influencers to define their authentic value, gain exposure, build community, and achieve growth.

Founder of MAG PR & Boston Knotlight Podcast

Nina Pfister

Ellie Nguyen

Ellie is a photographer and software engineer focused on having a positive influence in the digital sphere. Through both passions, she seeks to amplify voices and collaborate to build spaces where everyone can give and receive the things they need to thrive.

Storyteller and Heart-Whisperer. Photographer / Software Engineer by trade

Ellie Nguyen

Christina Gordon

Christina co-founded the Women's Foundation of Boston after her extensive research highlighted a massive underinvestment in women. Fueled by a mission of economic empowerment, the foundation creates and funds projects that economically empower women and girls through leadership, education and job training.

Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Women's Foundation of Boston

Christina Gordon

Saadia Sumrall

Saadia focuses primarily on art and diversity in their work, aiming to represent all bodies and hues. By establishing genuine connections with their muses, their art finds and shares authentic and honest stories.

Boston-based portrait photographer

Saadia Sumrall

Evelyn Francis

Evelyn is a theatre artist, educator and established arts administrator with experience working directly with over 10 Boston area arts organizations. She is now the Producing Co-Executive Director of The Theater Offensive—a theater company with a mission to present liberating art by, for, and about queer and trans people of color that transcends artistic boundaries, celebrates cultural abundance, and dismantles oppression.

Producing Co-Executive Director of The Theater Offensive

Evelyn Francis

Brenda Phan

Brenda and Nancy founded Girl Magic Meets—a space where womxn empower each other through collaboration, photography, and sisterhood. This platform is for womxn to use to explore and express their true selves with the support of like-minded individuals through themed photo shoot meetups and events centered around building community.

Co-Founder of Womxn Empowerment Community Organization

Brenda Phan

Ayana Mack

Ayana uses her bright and texture-rich work to enrich communities and uplift individuals. Inspired by personal experiences, black culture, and self-love, she shares essential messages through art while inspiring others to discover their passion.

Visual Artist and Senior Graphic Designer

Ayana Mack

Mariana Mead

Mariana Mead is the mother of Moona Founder Caroline Mead. She passed away in 2002 after a 4-year battle with Pancreatic Cancer. When a male doctor told young Mariana she couldn’t do something because she was just a nurse, she applied to medical school that night and went on to become an opthamologist, as well as the first woman to serve as Chief Resident at Mass. Eye and Ear Hospital. She is missed as a mentor, mother, and friend.

Mother, First Woman to Serve as Chief Resident at Mass. Eye and Ear

Mariana Mead