"The Grand Admiral was smart and subtle, but never used his brilliance to show up or humiliate anyone.
He demanded results, but never perfection, and had amazing stores of patience for those who were truly working to their fullest ability.
It was a pity Thrawn's style of leadership hadn't spread through the rest of the navy.
If that happened, he suspected, the Empire would stand forever."
The Authority when they were led by Jenny Sparks. Was never quite the same after she was gone. Which, of course, coincided pretty closely with Ellis leaving the book, which definitely had more to do with it. But it sticks in my head for that reason.
One I would recommend, even though it does have male characters, is Claremont's X-Men run, specifically the point in time that they spent in the desert. It's a very female-centric book at times, dealing with what Rogue, Psylocke and iirc Dazzler go through.
"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured... the first thought forbidden... the first freedom denied – chains us all irrevocably."