Well, Abrams's first two TV series were the very female-centric Felicity
, and he co-created two other series with strong female leads, Fringe
and the short-lived Undercovers
. And in his Mission: Impossible III
, the character who started out as the male lead's love interest ended up being effectively the heroine. As for Kurtzman and Orci, they were briefly showrunners on Xena: Warrior Princess
, wrote for Alias
, wrote M:I:III, and co-created Fringe
. So I think there's plenty of evidence that these creators have no problem putting women in important roles.
On the other hand, it's possible that there's studio pressure to aim these movies and tie-in comics at the presumed target demographic of young males.