Shun and MAC both make many knife lines, each of which includes a variety of different profiles some of which are available in several sizes. Without knowing the specifics about your and your daughter's particular knives it's impossible to venture an opinion as to the relative merits of your respective sets.
Still I can make a couple of very general observations: Nearly all MACs are made very thin while many (most?) Shuns are a bit thick at the heel. Consequently, it's usually easier to get a MAC very sharp than a Shun -- and I'm all about the sharpening. Shun consistently makes knives of exceptional "fit and finish," while MAC tends to be a little more casual. I don't care for most Shun chef knives profiles -- a very exaggerated "German" with too much arc, too much belly, and their tips are too high; but I do like the MAC chefs (very French) quite a bit. Just personal taste, though.
I understand what you like about the handles and weights, but don't think they're particularly "female" specific. Some handles are particularly unfriendly to large hands -- not including Shun or MAC -- because they're too short... but we're not talking about that. Otherwise, handle comfort is usually more a matter of good ergonomics and the user's grip than hand size. MAC in particular is known for handles which nearly everyone finds comfortable.
Also the modern trend is toward lighter knives for cooks of all strengths and sizes. Of course an exception is that heavy-duty tasks require heavy-duty knives. Another is that some people (not including you, your daughter or me, but including plenty of women) like "heft." There's no right or wrong in this. Again, it's just taste.
The most important thing to remember is that beyond personal taste, and even beyond "knife skills," knives are all about sharpness. It doesn't matter how sharp a knife came from the factory, they all get dull eventually. And any dull knife -- no matter how expensive or otherwise perfect -- is just a dull knife. If your daughter sharpens frequently and keeps her knives very sharp, but you only use a steel and don't really sharpen yours for years... hers are going to work a lot better, no matter how much more you liked yours out of the box.