Diana Krall is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer, known for her contralto vocals. Diana is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debuting at the top of the Billboard Jazz albums and has won 5 Grammy Awards.
Diana's passion and talent embodies everything that our Moments in Light celebration honours. It is through the inspiring support of women during her career that has allowed Diana to succeed allowing her in turn to inspire others.
Diana Krall was photographed in New York by Moments in Light curator and photographer Mary McCartney, the modern and bright setting captures Diana's strong and empowering presence.
“Women need the support of other
women to succeed.”
HOW DID YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROJECT WITH DE BEERS AND MARY MCCARTNEY COME ABOUT?
I learned about the campaign through my work and friendship with Mary McCartney.
WAS THERE A PARTICULAR STORY FROM WOMEN FOR WOMEN THAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME INVOLVED?
I found that it was important to read all of the stories from the different women that Women for Women support. The circumstances and details might be very different, but I simply could not place one above all the others.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED MOST WHILE WORKING ON THIS CAMPAIGN?
I have learned that women need the support of other women to succeed. Together women can find the strength and courage to tackle the problems and the challenges that women are uniquely given to bear.
WOMEN FOR WOMEN HELPS WOMEN TO CHANGE THEIR LIVES, WHAT DOES BEING INVOLVED WITH WOMEN FOR WOMEN MEAN TO YOU?
There is undeniably an order or an authority in some societies, which needs to be balanced, even challenged by the counsel and action of women. Compared to the stories that I have read it is a very small thing to lend my name or face to this campaign. I would say it is more humbling than empowering
ARE THERE WOMEN WHO HAVE INSPIRED YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY?
It may seem obvious to say this but the way in which my mother retained her humour and delight in life even when she faced the greatest adversities, remains my inspiration.
WHERE DO YOU LOOK FOR INSPIRATION?
I look for inspiration by trying to create an understanding and appreciation of the stories and lessons of the past. By doing so, I know that I can move forward with confidence.
WHAT IS CURRENTLY INSPIRING YOU?
Truly, the joys and the sorrows of life. It sounds grandiose but it’s true. The loss of my father has been very difficult for me but in the next instant I have the intense joy of seeing my sons grow into such wonderful young boys.
WHAT IS YOUR MOMENT IN LIGHT – A DEFINING MOMENT OF SUCCESS OR HAPPINESS?
At the piano every night working, in the kitchen at suppertime, when I am home with my family and, of course, when the sun goes down…