“It’s an institutional sexism issue so it’s going to take a whole cultural change to address that,” Jamieson said.
“There’s legislation to look at, there are behaviours and attitudes from employers in business.”
At the end of the week, the money raised will be given to a woman in the community.
“We’re hoping we’ll get lots of really good nominations … it’s making people think about women in the workforce sectors who deserve a pay top-up,” Jamieson said.
Thompson said they didn’t know how much money they’d end up with, but if there was more than expected they might split it between out to more nominees.