I recently purchased a setup for my wife. I got her a reverse camber board (Burton Lux 154) because they make is easier to change directions and turn. I got her the gnu street bindings. These are great because they are quick rear entry and exit bindings. Women lack the upper body strength needed to constantly get up while snowboarding IMO. With these you stand while putting them on. They also have a quick release for the ankle strap only. They allows them to get more circulation while on the lift. my wife's feet are alway cold and this helped.
have you looked at the gnu b-nice? my friend started on that board and she progressed well on it and loves it. it's also gotten some good feedback in reviews. its more of a freestyle board I think but if that's what she's looking to do, that board might be a solid choice.
I just bought my wife an Arbor Swoon. I emailed Arbor about it and they say it's the women's Coda.
She likes it. She is a solid intermediate, cruises groomers, not aggressive. we ride in NY and the griptech is pretty good on ice.
Also considered last years Flow Jewel
New on ebay from $165 - $190, depending on the size.
Thanks for the suggestions. While I won't post any bikini pics , i will say that she is 5'11 and has been using a women's 155. A shop we visited recommended getting her on a men's board. Anybody have any experience with that?