Oscar winning Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon will visit Australia and New Zealand in July as part of a speaking tour.

The Legally Blonde star will be the headline speaker for The Simpatico Conference which aims to inspire women “to be more ambitious, self-aware, and confident”.

The US actress and film producer will visit Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland on July 12, 14, 16 and 18 respectively.

Simpatico Connection managing director Jacqueline Nagle said in a statement: “The Simpatico Conference goes across two days and will be inspirational, aspirational and educational in its content.

“We are bringing a lineup of six incredible women who will inspire each delegate to be more ambitious, self-aware, and confident.

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“Reese Witherspoon embodies the philosophy of The Simpatico Conference. She is talented, intelligent, passionate, diverse and committed to making a difference.”

Witherspoon’s last visit to Australia was in 2011 to promote her film Water For Elephants.

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