Most women in know go for the S&W body guard..
Like all other super-lightweight tiny guns, the BodyGuard -- both semi auto and revolver versions -- are experts' guns. They don't really belong in the hands of a beginner, unless that beginner is very
committed to practicing a lot, and has a high pain tolerance.
Ditto for recommendations to go for a lightweight J-frame. That's a good carry gun for an expert shooter, which should never be handed to an inexperienced shooter.