Oscar winning Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon will visit 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 Auckland on July 18.

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.

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"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 down under was in 2011 to promote her film Water For Elephants.

- AAP