In a recent article on where women's representation in leadership roles stand in the US, the Wall Street Journal, indicated the economic downturn may usher in new opportunities for women to lead. "Until now, our economy has been focused on the quicker, faster, stronger model of making money." says Elissa Ellis-Sangster, director of the Forté Foundation, a consortium of corporations, nonprofits, and business schools working to increase the number of female leaders. "In contrast, women are good consensus leaders. They're good team leaders. Given what's happened, those collaborative, look-at-the-problem-from-all-sides skills are going to be especially prized." What's more, a meta-analysis published in the journal Psychological Bulletin has shown that women are not only more likely to use these leadership styles, but also that such approaches have proven most effective. It seems there is hope for more women in leadership roles yet!