Women of Note

The Women of Note Collection

The USO recognizes all that our troops and their families do to protect the freedoms we, as Americans, enjoy daily. lettrs proudly partners with the USO’s 75 year celebration and legacy of letters past with the new generation of lettrs present.

With the growing, global influence of these women it is a pleasure for me to activate these commemorative and graceful images just prior to Mother’s Day. The precision and potential of the female voice on the lettrs network continues to astound and inspire. – Drew Bartkiewicz, CEO of lettrs

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie currently holds a role as UN High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador. Jolie advocates on behalf of refugees around the world, parlaying her fame on screen to fight for those who need it most.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Suu Kyi is the world’s only Nobel Peace Prize recipient currently imprisoned. The leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma, she has been imprisoned by the country’s military dictatorship off-and-on since July 1989.

Queen Rania

Queen Rania of Jordan is the Queen consort of Jordan. She has become known for her advocacy work related to education, health, community empowerment, youth, cross-cultural dialogue, and micro-finance.

J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling has become one of the world’s most successful and influential novelists. Her Harry Potter series has sold more than 400 million copies worldwide. Her characters live in the hearts and minds of young people and adults around the globe.

Michelle Bachelet

As President of Chile, Veronica Michelle Bachelet Jeria has revolutionized trade relations between nations of South America and Asia-Pacific.

Michelle Obama

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American lawyer and writer. She is the wife of the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African-American First Lady.

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi is the President of the Indian National Congress and leader of the United Progressive Alliance–ruling party in lower house of India’s Parliament. Her position in government is one of the highest offices in the world’s second most populous nation.

Beyoncé Carter

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as a lead singer of Destiny’s Child. Today Beyoncé supports 31 charities, setting the example amongst female entertainers.

Christine Lagarde

Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde is a French lawyer and Union for a Popular Movement politician who has been the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund since 2011. She is the first woman to become finance minister of a G8 economy and IMF head.

The Laura Bush Stamp

Laura Lane Welch Bush is the wife of the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush. She was the First Lady from 2001 to 2009.

Queen Elizabeth

Elizabeth II is the Queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations. She is Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Kara Sandberg is an American technology executive, activist, and author. She is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. In June 2012, she was elected to the board of directors, becoming the first woman to serve on Facebook’s board.

Shakira Ripoll

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began early demonstrating Latin, Arabic, and rock and roll influences.

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003.