Northernlands 4 was a special 2-day ONLINE event that built on the success of the previous Northernlands events whilst exploring new topics and challenges that have risen from the pandemic.


  • Rebecca O'Higgins

    Founder of KI-AH-NA

    I'm Rebecca KI-AH-NA's founder. KI-AH-NA means ancient in old Irish and I've interpreted it to stand for Strength. A qualified makeup artist, product and digital project specialist with a decade of experience representing some of the biggest beauty brands in the world from Victoria's Secret, to YSL Beauty and MAC Cosmetics, Stila in Dublin, Vancouver, London and Leeds.

    I retrained in digital marketing with CIM and later attained my MBA (Executive) with distinction. Clients, colleagues, friends and family feel frustrated and confused by cosmetic products and technology. Technology and digital products offer us and our communities more and more information daily, yet there is no holistic approach that supports all level of digital literacy. In this knowledge gap KI-AH-NA works to create Digital Equity.


Nothernlands 4 is a collaboration between Open Innovations and The Kingdom of the Netherlands, the start of activity to create, support, and amplify the cultural links between The Netherlands and the North of England. It is with their generous and vigourous support, and the support of other energetic organisations, that Northernlands can be delivered.

  • Kingdom of the Netherlands

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