My daughter liked my S&W model 41 but could not heft it.
Set her up with an S&W 422. The 422 takes the same mags as the 41 but is extremely light due to the alloy frame.
The bad news...... You'll have to search for one. S&W no longer makes them so a local PPT is the only way to own one in CA. The black 422 and it's silver brother the 622 do come up from time to time.
You're allowed to buy a 422, Ive enough of those. But leave the 622's for me, I'm still looking.