I got my wife a Glock 26. She likes it but she is tiny and it is hard for her to conceal that on her body. I love revolvers. I usually carry a S&W 642 Airweight along with my Glock 19. Yuppers. 2 gunz. But I wouldn't recommend a snubbie for any new shooter not just women. They are hard to shoot accurately as it is even with experienced shooters if they have never handled them. although easy an reliable there are other options out there that have a higher capacity and just as easy to handle. One thing I didn't think of when I got my wife her 26 is her comfort of carrying one in the chamber without a safety so it looks like a trip to the funstore is in my near future. Same with the revolvers with her though. She doesnt like the idea of carrying something without an external safety.
I have trained her though to shoot comfortably and handle the Glock though. I think it boils down to the shooter. I just give my opinion and let them make up their mind. Silly me though i can't even convince her to wear what I like to see her in much less that Glock is the way to go lol. My advice would also always involve a common ammo type. .38 Special is good, but I would usually advise 9mm, .40 cal, or good ol' .45. There is a reason Police and Military use them.