I can't object in this meeting of the .22lr admiration society. Getting her up to a 9 mm shouldn't be too difficult, but the Beretta may be. Many small women (and men for that matter) have difficulty with the Beretta especially the reach for the trigger. Of course, some don't, so let her give it a try.
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." Teddy Roosevelt