It may be because recently I'm only interested in listening to female singers, but even when it comes to mangakas or writers — specifically in the field of the horror genre — when I read something that makes me go "man, this person comes up with really freaky stuff", the creator usually tends to be female. I won't name any specific names, but there you go.
This is just a personal opinion, but I don't think there have been any female prodigies in the architectural or art world. But when it comes to things pertaining to 'atmosphere and mood', there are a lot of women that put me to shame, and I learn a lot from them. That's what I've been concentrating on recently as I look at the world.