Connect for Success –


Regional Director

Network with Professional Women in Lisbon Portugal

with your Host, Vera Goncalves

Join us at our next breakfast event in Lisbon Portugal. Here, you’ll get your chance to tell your story and connect with like-minded, aspirational women.

Whatever your history or track record, what’s important, is how big your future dreams and ambitions are – and how to achieve them. GLOBAL WOMAN CLUB, LISBON PORTUGAL is here to help you become the best version of yourself, so celebrate the diversity and energy we offer, and discover “it’s 100% possible” – with a little help from your new friends.

To discuss membership and how you can benefit, please contact us directly.


Vera Goncalves

Regional Director, Lisbon Portugal

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Vera Diana Gonçalves is an expert in business and digital marketing, mentor and women´s coach. As the founder of the online platform Coach by Vera, she has developed a method to help Portuguese women to become successful entrepreneurs and to grow their businesses.

Vera was born in Albufeira, in the south of Portugal, and she soon understood that she was born to be an international woman. At the age of 25 she moved to the Netherlands. One year and lots of hard work later, she finally found herself in a position where she was financially able to obtain a business degree. She then started International Business and Languages studies in the Rotterdam Business School, University of Rotterdam and from there she created an international path in business.

After the Netherlands, she has lived in Brazil and Colombia, developing businesses in the real estate industry. While living in Mexico, she had developed a project in the educational area together with the Spanish Embassy and she had participated in other private investment projects in Paris and Portugal.

In 2018, Vera decided to return to her home country and a few months later, after identifyingthe need of support in business for the female market, decided to create Coach by Vera. The online coaching platform is completely dedicated to Portuguese women who want to be entrepreneurs and women who already are entrepreneurs but seek for guidance in order to grow their businesses. Her method, Empreendedora.PT, is a 12 week plan,where she takes women by the hand individually and helps them find the right path for her business.

In 2019, a friend recommended her to attend the Global Woman Summit in London and so she did. She traveled to London, not knowing what to expect from that Summit, but with an open heart and an open mind, hoping to bring new knowledge and hope back to Portuguese women.

After the opening speech from Mirela Sula, she knew she was in the right place. Mirela Sula’s vision totally corresponds with Vera’s vision, with one difference: Vera was thinking locally while Mirela is 10 steps ahead thinking globally! She approached Mirela and right away there was a connection. Vera was sure she wanted to be a part of Global Womanand the more she heard from all the wonderful women on stage, the more she also heard the voice in her mind saying “you already are a Global Woman Vera, you just don’t call it that way! Go for it!” In the next Breakfast Meeting, she approached Mirela again and just like that, the Lisbon club was born.

Vera believes that women all over the world deserve a louder voice and totally agrees with Mirela Sula when saying “If you want to empower a woman, give her a microphone!”

Vera believes that she has the strength and courage to inspire and empower Portuguese women, and together with the Global Woman Club she will be able to connect these women globally!

“Empowering Women Locally – Connecting Women Globally” is the Global Woman Club’s mission, and now also Vera´s mission!