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

CEO & Founder of Bharat Babies

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.

Nancy Fields

Nancy Fields

Co-Founder of Womxn Empowerment Community Organization

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.

Christine Pizzo

Christine Pizzo

Co-Founder of BabesBikesBeards

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.

Nina Pfister

Nina Pfister

Founder of MAG PR & Boston Knotlight Podcast

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.

Ellie Nguyen

Ellie Nguyen

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

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.

Christina Gordon

Christina Gordon

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

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.

Saadia Sumrall

Saadia Sumrall

Boston-based portrait photographer

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.

Evelyn Francis

Evelyn Francis

Performing Arts Leader for Social Change

Evelyn is a theatre artist, educator and established arts administrator with experience working directly with over 10 Boston area arts organizations.

Brenda Phan

Brenda Phan

Co-Founder of Womxn Empowerment Community Organization

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.

Ayana Mack

Ayana Mack

Visual Artist and Senior Graphic Designer

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.

Mariana Mead

Mariana Mead

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

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.